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In February of 2006, while at my desk, speaking with one of my members at the gym, one of our personal trainers shouted, "We have a member down".

From where I was, I got a glimpse of the scene, realizing a few people were assisting someone on the main work-out floor.

I ran to the small white wall-mounted cabinet which contains the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) we had recently installed.

When I returned to the scene of the incident, indeed two members whom saw another collapse had begun CPR.

Focusing on the task at hand or at least the one for which I was now responsible, I opened the AED. The next several minutes seemed more like an hour, but at no time did I ever feel disoriented or at a loss for what to do next.

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Tags: aed, attack, heart, life, saving

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That's a great story.  Very cool that you did not panic.

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