The DSB Railway company has purchased over 500 HeartSine samaritan® PAD Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) that will be placed on its trains throughout Europe.
Passengers and employees of DSB, the largest train operating company in both Denmark and Scandinavia, will now be protected in the event of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), a life-threatening condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.
Although there are defibrillators in trains across Europe, the installation of these AEDs on DSB trains is the first in Europe that meets all the stringent safety requirements contained in new European safety regulations.
The AEDs were sold and installed by Lotek A/S, HeartSine’s Authorized Distributor in Denmark. Of the 520 AEDs that were sold, the first 202 are in place, with plans to install the remaining lifesaving devices in the coming months.
“As a Denmark native, I am naturally proud that DSB has been so incredibly persistent in demand for security on their trains,” says Allan Nykjær Pedersen, Chief Operating Officer of Lotek A/S. “The HeartSine AEDs will provide passengers with an important sense of security, further enhancing their travel experience with DSB.”
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