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There are countless examples of ways in which CPR and AED training has saved lives all over the United States.
- In Jacksonville, Florida Boy Scout Leader, Jose Lepervanche was camping with his troop in Georgia when he suddenly collapsed. After calling 9-1-1, scouts came to Lepervanche’s aid using a recently purchased AED and saved his life. Cardiac-related incidents are the number one reason for reported fatalities within the Boy Scouts, highlighting the importance of CPR and AED training.