Sky Harbor Marks 10 Year AED Anniversary with 28th Save
Phoenix Sky Harbor had its 28th AED save on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Shortly after 2 p.m., a 79 year-old man from North Carolina, who was traveling with his wife, collapsed near gate C3 in Terminal 4 as they waited for a connecting flight. Phoenix Airport police officers responded to the call. The man had no pulse and was not breathing. An airline employee retrieved the AED and then Officer Joe Liska, who is trained in the use of AEDs, administered one shock to the man. Officer Tom Beck arrived on the scene and began giving chest compressions. When firefighters arrived, the man was breathing and had a heartbeat. He was taken to the hospital and is currently recovering.
This is the latest save since Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has instituted its Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program 10 years ago. To learn more Phoenix Sky Harborís AED program, click here.
First posted: 2/17/11