Cardiac Science, headquartered in Waukesha, is announcing that
the Oconee County Sheriff’s office in South Carolina will be the
first U.S. public safety agency to equip patrol vehicles with
the new Powerheart G5 automated external defibrillator.
G5 is the first FDA-cleared AED to offer a combination of
automatic shock delivery, dual-language functionality, variable
escalating energy, and rapid shock times.
designed the Powerheart G5 to enable anyone, from a first-time
user to a professional rescuer, to respond to a sudden cardiac
covers 674 square miles in western South Carolina near the
Georgia boarder. The county’s initial order of eight Powerheart
G5s will equip patrol vehicles assigned to the areas here
deputies are most likely to arrive in advance of an ambulance,
according to Captain Jeff Underwood of the Sheriff’s Office
Uniform Patrol Division.
Deputies are the
first responders in more than 6 percent of the county’s cardiac
G5 conducts daily, weekly, and monthly self-tests and has a
highly visible indicator to confirm the device’s Rescue Ready
information about Cardiac Science, call 1-800-426-0337 or visit