JASPER COUNTY, MO SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Patrol Vehicle AED Integration
Sheriff Randee Kaiser and Deputy Christopher Corbett are working on a project integrating AEDs into Jasper County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles. Click the more info button to see updates and the project status.
MOTIVE FOR THIS PROJECT
On 11/26/2021, Deputy Corbett suffered Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) while trying to help an individual in crisis.
A 100% blockage in the left anterior descending artery (LAD) caused the SCA.
Thankfully, the immediate implementation of CPR followed by the use of an AED resulted in saving his life.
Great news! The Sheriff submitted a request to utilize funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to order eight new AEDs for our patrol cars! The request is approved. They have been ordered and should arrive within a couple of weeks!
We have a lot of vehicles in our fleet that we would like to outfit. A few donations have trickled in, but we still need your help while we examine other grant/funding options. See the previous update about how you can donate today.
Please use the form at the bottom of the page to contact me directly if you need further information.
Thank you again for your support!
Deputy R. Christopher Corbett
Hello! Deputy Corbett here to provide a quick update regarding the project. First, I have fully recovered and returned to full patrol duties on January 12th, 2022. I am grateful for everyone’s support.
Over the last couple of months, we have received a tremendous response to our survey, to which many of you indicated you would help with the project.
We are currently submitting grant applications, but they take a lot of time, and it could be months before they are approved. If you would like to help by donating, we can begin equipping our patrol cars immediately.
Any size of donation would be graciously accepted.
To donate, please send/drop off a check or money order to:
Jasper County Sheriff’s Office
Attention AED Fund
231 S Main Street
Carthage, MO 64836
I recommend printing “AED Fund” in the memo.
Thank you again!
Deputy R. Christopher Corbett
SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST (SCA)
automated external defibrillatorS (AED)
- Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) kills approximately 350,000 people each year.
- Ventricular fibrillation causes 85% of SCAs.
- Receiving defibrillation from an automated external defibrillator (AED) is a key component of the “chain of survival” for victims of SCA.
- Chances of survival from a SCA decrease by 7–10% every minute that a victim does not receive defibrillation.
- Equipping law enforcement vehicles with AEDs and incorporating them in the emergency dispatching process when a SCA is suspected can reduce the time until defibrillation for a victim.
- Numerous studies confirm a strong correlation between equipping law enforcement vehicles with AEDs and reduced time until defibrillation, which ultimately translates into improved survival rates from SCA.
Have Questions? Use the form to contact Deputy Corbett directly.
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QUOTES FROM OUR SUPPORTERS
“When seconds count for heart muscle, the proximity of an AED could literally mean the difference between life and death” – KW
“AEDs are a public safety necessity.” – ST
“I’ve seen first hand CPR and defibrillation can do. Great idea.” – PP
“Having AEDs in patrol vehicles will increase the speed in which an AED can get to a patient in need and will put more AEDs into the community.” – KA
“As an RN at a critical access hospital in a very rural area, I believe in the project fully.” – KK