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Control measure

Use effective Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Control measure knowledge

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Consider making automated external defibrillators (AED) available to responding crews
  • Train crews to provide prompt resuscitation treatment to casualties in cardiac arrest following the latest Resuscitation Council guidelines

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Assess casualty and where cardiac arrest is suspected use an AED or commence CPR as soon as practicable
  • Extricate a casualty who is trapped and in cardiac arrest by the quickest means possible