The City of Overland Park now has a defibrillator available 24-7 at one of their parks, what they are calling their new “SaveStation”.
Jason Green, EMS Chief for the City of Overland Park, said this will help save more lives, with everyone being able to use it and follow its instructions.
Green said the city’s cardiac arrest save rate is around 42 percent, which is much higher than other Kansas City metro emergency services, and across the country. He believes this accessible device will help improve that.
It’s in a secured box they call a “SaveStation” that will set off an alarm when it’s opened, to alert the police department. The device will speak to you to give you instructions, but first, users should call 911 so professionals can come to their location. Turn it on, apply the pads to the person needing help, and follow the voice commands..