Atrus, Inc., creators of the AED Link™ system and the National AED Registry™, announces that Florida EMS veteran Mike Vincent has joined the company as a business development representative.
Mr. Vincent served the City of Pembroke Pines, Florida for the last 25 years the last 6 of which was in the capacity of EMS Chief. He has also served as a core instructor for the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine’s EMS Training and Simulation Laboratory.
“We are thrilled to have Mike join our team. He brings with him a broad background in EMS and community involvement,” said Elliot Fisch, Atrus’ President/CEO and co-founder.
Mr. Vincent said, “When I first saw the capabilities of AED Link to enhance sudden cardiac arrest survival in a community I was very impressed. I have seen when a nearby AED didn’t get taken off the wall because no one knew it was available. That shouldn’t happen. That’s why I am eager to help expand the use of AED Link.”
Atrus’ AED Link is a cloud-based technology that provides registered AED location information to 9-1-1 call takers in real time during a SCA call. This information lets them inform a secondary bystander about that AEDs location in order to retrieve it if needed. The system also auto-notifies trained registered responders affiliated with that AED to have them bring it on scene. All of this is done without call taker involvement or extra agency work.
AED Link is currently installed in 26 EMS systems in California, Florida, Minnesota, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Canada and the Cayman Islands. It operates in 255 municipalities with a population of over 5 million.