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Ron
Ron

Having an AED is different from knowing how to use the AED. Yes, there are instructions and there is an audio, but taking time to read or listen can be the difference between life and death. In addition, CPR needs to be applied instantly and constantly until the AED arrives. Everyone (especially older RV’ers) should take a CPR/AED class to know exactly how to react to someone having an attack….fumbling around with something you’re unfamiliar with is contributing to the problem and may cost the person his/her life.

Ron
Ron

I forgot to mention…. we provide AED units in several places at Pacific Shores Motorcoach Resort in Newport Oregon…in addition we also provide yearly CPR/AED classes to all who are interested.

Mike Sokol

Ron, one of the things that Chuck and I have proposed is that we add a basic CPR and AED demonstration at some of my RV Electricity seminars. This would be a separate 1-hour presentation that could include a local EMS instructor with the appropriate dummy and AED gear.

Dick Z
Dick Z

Chuck and Mike,
Adam Longfellow at AllStays may be willing to add a filter or at least put a statement in his descriptions (along with the number of sites, length of RV allowed, etc. etc.) about a campground’s AED availability. He’s a great guy and can be emailed at apps@allstays.com. I would think a word from either of you would go a long way.

Kevin
Kevin

Everyone should download the PulsePoint AED app on their smartphone. This app uses crowdsourcing to identify AED locations and make them available in the PulsePoint Respond app (similar to gas-buddy for fuel prices). See the following links for more information.
https://www.ems1.com/ems-products/aeds/articles/1932323-New-app-puts-location-of-AEDs-at-your-fingertips/
https://www.pulsepoint.org/pulsepoint-aed/

James Gorski
James Gorski

lake bonnet village in Avon Park Florida has 3 of them. Cudos to them after all it’s a over 55 park.

Bert Blanchette
Bert Blanchette

As an ARC instructor trainer and an advocate of having an AED available (as i have) in my RV, I don’t recommend a sign on your vehicle. It is an invitation to a break in, to steal something of value. Telling RV park Staff is good. The friends and relatives, good. Telling potential thieves. Not Good. In addition, if you have one, and it gets used, the EMT may leave it on the victim and take it with them in transport. Always put your name and phone number on it. Also, ask what hospital the victim is going to, so… Read more »

Vanessa
Vanessa

Portland OR Spring RV show 6-10 March 2019 Expo Center. Fall show end of October first of November

RV Staff

Thanks, Vanessa. My apologies for the oversight. I’ve listed the Spring RV Show, and will get the fall show listed when I find the specific dates. —Diane at RVtravel.com

Vanessa
Vanessa

Preferred RV Resort in Pahrump NV has one but it is quite a ways away from some of the RVs. I agree every park should have at least one.

Sherry Dawson
Sherry Dawson

Just FYI, both of the links in the Free and Bargain Camping take us to the page for Murphreesboro, TN

Ed D
Ed D

Scroll down, They’re on the same page.

Jerry Vinson
Jerry Vinson

Our FMCA Club “WESTEX” purchased an AED about 6 years ago. The current president carries it in his coach and we have had training in its use for most of our members. In case of medical or other emergencies we all respond to three long blasts on the air horn.

David M. Pope
David M. Pope

Don’t need it, mine is installed in my body along with a pacemaker already.

Mike Sokol

I have a really “funny” story about nearly killing two of my seminar students in a live-sound demonstration. When I shouted into a microphone REALLY LOUD, two attendees on opposite sides of the class jumped up at the same time with pale looks on their faces and ran out of the room. As soon as I could take a break I went to find them, and they were at the water fountain exchanging stories. Seems they both had new pacemakers with built-in defibrillators recently installed and my shout had startled them enough to cause their hearts to skip a beat.… Read more »

Tom McGinty
Tom McGinty

At 66 yrs old, I just got an ICD put in a few weeks ago. So far so good.

Mike Sherman
Mike Sherman

Some park management personnel (and their insurance company/lawyer) might be concerned about liability, insurance, lawsuits, etc. if they have the devices on hand. One wrong move or error or even failure will, in many instances, result in somebody suing anyone and everyone involved.

Chuck Woodbury

Mike, that would be interesting to research. Could the same be said, perhaps, for a fire extinguisher if it were used improperly?

Tom Moeller
Tom Moeller

That might fall under the good samaritan law.

Mike Sokol

I first became interested in AED’s while teaching AC power classes for sound technicians a number of years ago. And Chuck and I have discussed how to get more RV owners and campgrounds interested in purchasing these life saving pieces of gear. Chuck has taken the highly proactive step of purchasing an AED for his RV, and I’ve been in contact with a number of AED manufacturers trying to get support so I can present AED demonstration classes at my RV-electricity seminars. We’ll see what 2019 brings, but I know that AEDs save lives, not only from electric shock, but… Read more »

Bert Blanchette
Bert Blanchette

As an ARC instructor trainer and an advocate of having an AED available (as i have) in my RV, I don’t recommend a sign on your vehicle. It is an invitation to a break in, to steal something of value. Telling RV park Staff is good. The friends and relatives, good. Telling potential thieves. Not Good. In addition, if you have one, and it gets used, the EMT may leave it on the victim and take it with them in transport. Always put your name and phone number on it. Also, ask what hospital the victim is going to, so… Read more »

Stephen
Stephen

Being in the healthcare industry, I sometimes take for granted some of the information that we in the business are privy to, and how we need to do a better job getting the word out. So, I appreciate your being educated on the value of an AED device. However, I am sensitive to the fact that had it not been for the presence of those two first responders and their quick action, the AED might have been moot.

Paul Goldberg

Jojoba Hills SKP RV Resort has 6 AEDs clearly marked in each of our buildings and at the Pickle ball court. We also have a team of volunteers who are Red Cross Certified in CPR and First Aid. During our high season there are always 2 volunteers ready to respond to emergencies in the park. My wife was instrumental in getting this program set up and on Dec 25 (yes Christmas Day) I called the team using our internal emergency 4911 # which calls the volunteers AND 911 in response to her fainting. No CPR or AED was needed but… Read more »

Gordon Banuat
Gordon Banuat

Campnwater RV Park in Homosassa Fl has an AED . Hopefully no one ever needs it

Nancy
Nancy

Joke of the week, “watch dogs” Rolex & Timex, LOL. Thought I would share my dogs name, I traveled with my trailer the end of winter 2 years ago to rescue my dog from his national breed rescue foster ‘s home. Upon my return, I nearly named him “Miles”, but my niece’s dog already has that name. So, I named my dog “Recreation Vehicle” and call him “RV” for short, and it turns out that he really is a recreation vehicle, totally loves to play, his favorite thing is to fetch a ball and return it to me asap. He… Read more »

Mary
Mary

We volunteer host for Oregon State Parks and the USDA Forest Service in Montana. It’s been our experience that these campgrounds/parks have AEDs. In addition the National Forest ranger district we volunteer for requires all campground hosts to be CPR certified and they provide the American Red Cross training for us.

Frank Lawlor
Frank Lawlor

Hi Chuck: Have I seen you at the ball game in the stands? You may have a twin brother. LOL Frank

Bob p
Bob p

This was the best newsletter since you changed your format, I have literally spent over 2.5 hours reading this, excellent!

RV Staff

Thanks, Bob! We’re trying (always) to meet and/or exceed our readers’ expectations, and we have lots of ideas/plans for new features. We hope to get better and better! It’s easy to do when we love what we’re doing and have great readers like you who appreciate our efforts. Have a great day! 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Ken
Ken

AED This exact subject was brought up at a pickleball meeting on the courts last Sunday. I understand it’s an ongoing discussion with the management here at CVR in Yuma. So far in the past two years nothing has been done to get one for the park or for the very active group of picklers an AED. And it’s not like they couldn’t afford the machine (s). The EMS is probably 10-15 minutes away, so we have all counted our blessing. There was even talk of taking up a collection to have an AED on hand at the courts. Still… Read more »

Tom
Tom

Chuck, GMC Motorhomes International , a FMCA club dedicated to the GMC motorhome, purchased an AED and it is at all their rallies. Might be a bit expensive for an individual, but as a club purchase, it is an excellent use of funds. Volunteer club members have been trained in its use and also CPR.

Chuck Woodbury

Tom, all clubs should invest in an A.E.D. Thanks to you and your club for buying one. The life you save may be a club member or simply someone nearby. Tell your members thank you from our staff!

Travilenman
Travilenman

Chuck— Oregon has a ” Good Samaritan Law ” that means if you give Someone Aid in an Emergency they cannot sue you for any damages… ALL States should have this Law..