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The Cabo San Lucas Volunteer Fire Department Needs an Updated External Defibrillator
BY: LISA VAUGHAN

The Cabo San Lucas Volunteer Fire Department has one Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to share among their trucks and the AED is 15-years-old.

An AED is a portable device that saves lives and is standard gear on firetrucks and ambulances. It is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. A sophisticated, yet an easy-to-use medical device that can analyze the heart's rhythm and if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm. Recently, Pet Air Lift donated three high-tech, state-of-the-art pet oxygen masks to the Cabo San Lucas Fire and Ambulance crew. When delivering the oxygen masks, the organization was informed by Paramedic Ziggy Romero that the department's brand new ambulance was running calls with a 15-year-old Automated External Defibrillator. Cardiac arrest outside of the hospital affects more than 300,000 people every year in the United States and Mexico. Without early CPR and AED use, only about 2.5 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims survive. The initiation of early CPR and AED used within minutes, can raise a victim’s chance of survival to 80 percent.

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The Cabo San Lucas Fire Department crew needs to have a state-of-the-art AED opposed to a tired, 15-year-old AED to restart hearts.
Cabo San Lucas is a caring community. Pet Air Lift is encouraging locals and visitors alike to collectively fund at least two AED'S for their EMS Heroes. The goal of the company, Pet Air Lift is to provide the AED's in service before the end of April 2020. One never knows when they may need an AED. To reach this goal it is necessary to raise $4,000.00 USD or have an AED donated to the Fire Department from a business corporation or in a family name. A list of AED's and prices may be found at www.aeduperstore.com/aeds.html.

The owner of Pet Air Lift, John Villegas, is a former Fire Fighter Captain and EMT. He understands how vital it is to have an AED on board the Fire Truck. He is an ardent fundraiser. Donations can be made through PayPal at www.paypal.me/petairlift or by contacting John Vilegus on +52 624-154-4919 Mexico or (424) 388-2131 in the United States.