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Hartstichting starts roll-out of 1400 outdoor AED cabinets

The Dutch Heart Association (Hartstichting) has started with its distribution of 1400 outdoor AED cabinets to sports facilities, libraries, theaters, health centers and other high traffic locations in the Netherlands. On April 20th, the first of these cabinets was revealed at sportsclub VELO in Wateringen and the remaining cabinets are to be all installed by year’s end. The project is financed by Dutch lottery organisation VriendenLoterij. Although 100,000 AED’s are present in the Netherlands, only a small part is available 24 hours a day and registered in first responder networks. With this initiative a large number of AED’s will be made available for first and lay responders, dramatically increasing the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest that affects 16,000 Dutch people per year. Rotaid AED Cabinets has designed a custom made red Solid Plus Heat LED outdoor cabinet and backboard for this project. We are extremely proud and humble to be part of this great project and have started with the distribution of cabinets to organisations all over the Netherlands.
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Hartstichting starts roll-out of 1400 outdoor AED cabinets

The Dutch Heart Association (Hartstichting) has started with its distribution of 1400 outdoor AED cabinets to sports facilities, libraries, theaters, health centers and other high traffic locations in the Netherlands. On April 20th, the first of these cabinets was revealed at sportsclub VELO in Wateringen and the remaining cabinets are to be all installed by year’s end. The project is financed by Dutch lottery organisation VriendenLoterij. Although 100,000 AED’s are present in the Netherlands, only a small part is available 24 hours a day and registered in first responder networks. With this initiative a large number of AED’s will be made available for first and lay responders, dramatically increasing the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest that affects 16,000 Dutch people per year. Rotaid AED Cabinets has designed a custom made red Solid Plus Heat LED outdoor cabinet and backboard for this project. We are extremely proud and humble to be part of this great project and have started with the distribution of cabinets to organisations all over the Netherlands.
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Dutch professional football club Roda JC now has a mobile defibrillator

The medical staff of the first team of Roda JC recently added a mobile AED to their equipment. A number of terrible incidents with footballers with heart failure have raised awareness to the staff and players. The presence of an defibrillator can mean the difference between life an death in a cardiac arrest. Therefore last month all players and staff have been trained as a Lay responder. The new AED and the CPR training was offered by Rotaid partner Hartveilig. Campaign 'Reanimeren met Roda JC'Together with Hartveilig, Medtronic, Burgerhulpverlening Limburg and the municipality of Heerlen, Roda JC started the campagne 'Reanimeren met Roda JC'. On March 22nd the campaign kicked off in the Parkstad Limburg Stadium with a private CPR-session. A total of 61 participants, among others Roda JC selection players, municipality management, supporters and sponsors attended the event. Thanks to the event, a total of 213 new lay responders have been trained within six weeks. The successful campaign will take place again in 2018. On the 29th of September 2017, Roda JC will participate to the CPR relay (day) with its youth team. Former Roda JC player and ambassador of the CPR relay Roel Brouwers emphasizes the importance of CPR: "For every minute CPR is started (before the ambulance arrives), the probability of survival increases by 10%. It is a serious cause that has to be brought to everyone's attention, since 300 people are affected by a cardiac arrest every week in the Netherlands”.

How North can you go?

We designed our outdoor cabinets to make AED’s available to the public in all possible places and environments. Thousands have already been installed in a variety of venues and countries, but just recently, an installation in the upper north of Norway caught our attention. Extraordinary locationIn the upper tip of Norway lies Altevatn, approximately 1750 kilometres north of Oslo. Every year tourists come to enjoy the beautiful and untouched nature. Situated on a crystal clear lake and surrounded by mountains, the view and experience are truly spectacular. Often, the area can only be reached by dog sled because of the heavy snowfall. A number of wooden cabins are the only sign of civilization and are booked by hikers, fishermen and northern light enthusiasts. Because of its remote location, the Bardu Red Cross installed a defibrillator on one of the cabins. With the additional danger of an avalanche, the defibrillator is a necessary piece of medical equipment for the area. Since any lay can use it, it can deploy a shock much quicker than medical professionals, that need more time to reach the area. Green northern lightSince a lot of the day is experienced in the dark, the LED’s in our outdoor cabinet make the AED visible at all time.  So, when nature offers you a northern light show in the sky, or not, we are proud of our round, green northern light that watches over you. At all times. Discover more about the work of Bardu Red Cross on Facebook.

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