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Compton Fire Chief Placed On Leave Pending Investigation Into Defibrillator Compliance

Deputy Fire Chief Bryan Batiste says the removal of four defibrillators from their trucks and ambulances shouldn’t worry residents.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/07/2015

Donovan George and Alex Van (and their dogs Ollie & Winnie) are being called heroes after saving a man's life Friday on a Houston-bound flight. (credit: Orange County Fire Authority)

2 Orange County Paramedics Hailed As Heroes For Saving A Man In Flight

The paramedics — namely Donovan George and Alex Van — sprang into action when a 70-something male passenger passed out and stopped breathing.

01/23/2015

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Heart Surgeon Recommends Keeping Defibrillators In Schools And Workplace

Sudden cardiac arrest kills 450,000 people in the United States each year. Dr. James McPherson, a heart Surgeon at St. Vincent’s Medical Center visited the KCAL9 studio to explain why it’s important to keep automated external defibrillators — or AEDs — in the work place and at schools.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/21/2012