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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson Police will have more life-saving tools to use when they get called out to a scene.

The Steven M. Gootter Foundation donated 50 AEDs to officers at Monday night's city council meeting. AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator; they are known to save lives when used within the first ten minutes of a sudden cardiac event.

Lieutenant Matt Ronstadt said offices have always been trained on the technology but it has always been attached to a building. This will be the first time TPD can access the equipment while in the field.

The purpose of the donation is to get these AEDs inside patrol cars.  Many times police are first on the scene of an emergency call, before firefighters or an ambulance.  This will be the Steven M. Gootter Foundation's second AED donation to Tucson Police, bringing the total number of AEDs to 100. Andrew Messing, president of the foundation, said

“What’s so compelling about this, is the few cities that have already put this in place, is that the survivor rate is about five times higher than cities that don’t have it," he said. "We’re delighted for Tucson to be a model city.”

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