USF Police Receive New Life-Saving Equipment

17 AED devices donated to USF police will be placed in patrol cars

                                                                                                               Photo Courtesy: Leslie Roberts, Altra Medical Corporation

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2014) – The University of South Florida campus is now an even safer place after 17 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) were donated to USF’s Police Department on Friday.

The life-saving devices, valued at a total of about $30,000, were awarded to USF by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

The AEDs will be placed in patrol cars, helping ensure officers are prepared to provide life-saving assistance if a person goes into cardiac arrest.

Previously only about five patrol cars were equipped with the devices.

In December 2012, USF police Cpl. Ed Lutz used an AED to help save the life of a woman found not breathing in C.W. Bill Young Hall. Lutz was later presented with the USF Police Department’s Meritorious Lifesaving Award.