More than a Head Injury

More than a Head Injury

In January of 2015, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in Memphis, Tennessee received a call for help after a 35 year old woman fell at a gym and hit her head.

Once the rescue team arrived on scene and saw CPR was in progress, they realized this was more than a head injury. She was not breathing and had no pulse. The team took over CPR and used an automated external defibrillator (AED) followed by two shocks to resuscitate the woman.

Within minutes the ambulance arrived to escort the woman to the emergency room. Thanks to the quick actions of first responders and the use of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded AED, that same woman without a pulse and not breathing, is now alive and well.

"The Shelby County community is much safer today because of the AED that saved this woman and will many others"- Lieutenant Michael C. Joffre,  Shelby County Sheriff’s Office