Monday, March 07, 2016

Another Save

CPR combined with AED machines just recently installed in police facilities save another life:
  • A group of Chicago police officers saved the life of a fellow officer who collapsed at police headquarters late Saturday.

    Around 9:55 p.m., a 55-year-old officer was in the lobby of the police headquarters building at 3510 S. Michigan Ave. when he lost consciousness, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department.

    The incident happened during shift change, and at least six police officers were in the lobby and came to the aid of the officer, who is a 29-year veteran of the department, police said.
These machines seem to have been installed just in time to save at least two lives in the past month. An excellent job by all the involved officers.

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70 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad he was saved. At 55 with 29 years on this may be a sign that he should put his papers in and enjoy his pension.

3/07/2016 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blues Lives Matter from 19....and most of the city...thank goodness the officers and the wear with all was there to save a Blue Life...Great job and we hope all continues for the good health of the Officer at Risk.

3/07/2016 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad we finally get got them . They had them at the airport since at least '01 .
What took so long ?

3/07/2016 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great now how about the FOP work on saving our pensions........crickets....

3/07/2016 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job to everyone involved. These AED devices should be located in every precint, as well as every beat car who has a certified participant. This device saves lives and every beat officer should be certified. Before CFD shows up the possibility to save lives is exponential!

3/07/2016 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speedy Recovery to the officer!

3/07/2016 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing! According to Hey Jackass!, between 9:50 pm Friday and 10:00 pm Saturday there were NO people shot or killed!

How did that happen? Can we do it again?

3/07/2016 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish the officer a speedy recovery and a long and happy retirement.

3/07/2016 03:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 lives and counting.
Obviously well worth the expense.

3/07/2016 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring on the training. That's one less day working the street.

3/07/2016 04:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless CPD

3/07/2016 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Bea! awesome!!!! Nice work.

3/07/2016 05:47:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Great job kids.

3/07/2016 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why so many officers stationed at police headquarters? Seems to be lots of dead wood, that could be on the streets.

3/07/2016 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done officers. Glad a life was saved.

3/07/2016 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job officers!

3/07/2016 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous 014 said...

Great Job Norma !!!

3/07/2016 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surprised the city doesn't remove them w the pension crisis they caused.

3/07/2016 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would encourage every male police officer who is in his 50's to see a cardiologist for an evaluation. I did one of those Loyola house trailers that show up in store parking lots for a scan of heart and they told me I was OK. . All my blood numbers were in normal range. I went to see cardio guy on family insistence because of my age. He said all looks good and he looked at disk from Loyola for heart ultra sound. But, he wanted to do another , a stress ultra sound and that showed some possible blockage which was then treated. My pointis, heart disease is very common in males in their 50's. Get it checked out. Especially if you are still on the streets, eat at restaurants. And, if you smoke and do not exercise or have a few too many cocktails now and then, you are in danger zone. The police business is stressful and not good for your health. Go see a specialist, now!!

3/07/2016 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job to the officers. It is alarming in that cops are faling. We gotta start taking care of each other as well as easing our stress.

3/07/2016 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A family member has atrial fibrillation and cardiac issues. Where can I buy a good defibrillator for the home? How much (estimate)?

3/07/2016 09:17:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

Great Job Officers !!

3/07/2016 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outstanding work guys.

3/07/2016 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good work, stay safe out there. It's nice to see money spent on something that's doing good instead of frivolous pet projects.

3/07/2016 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see Milwaukee and Elston was closed at 0000 hours due to a shooting

3/07/2016 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job... Too bad we couldn't save Dennis in 014

3/07/2016 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Glad to see Milwaukee and Elston was closed at 0000 hours due to a shooting

3/07/2016 10:45:00 A

And you are glad Why?

3/07/2016 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God he was in the station and not in his car working 99

3/07/2016 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job , Brothers & Sisters !

CPD (ret)

3/07/2016 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Glad to see Milwaukee and Elston was closed at 0000 hours due to a shooting

3/07/2016 10:45:00 AM

Which one?

3/07/2016 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Great now how about the FOP work on saving our pensions........crickets....

3/07/2016 01:31:00 AM

*****

Increased funding due 31 Dec 16. City Still making regular payments. I thought like you too but I checked into it. But keep posting.....

3/07/2016 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Glad he was saved. At 55 with 29 years on this may be a sign that he should put his papers in and enjoy his pension.

3/07/2016 12:48:00 AM

My thoughts exactly. Life's too short to endure anymore of the ever increasing stress this job entails.

3/07/2016 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Why so many officers stationed at police headquarters? Seems to be lots of dead wood, that could be on the streets.

3/07/2016 06:15:00

So many officers hidden away at HQ that could staff another district.
Those lazy bastards won't even do a simple case report for citizens. When citizens go to HQ looking for police service, and they do so fairly frequently, those lazy bastards send the citizens over to the 009th district.

3/07/2016 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: SCC please start to call out Buslik more. This is from your history.

Research his ACLU ties

FOP Calls Out Captain
Over on the "Current Updates" section:

On 16 March 2011, our Bill # SB1874 was scheduled to be heard before the Senate Pension Committee in Springfield. This bill, if passed, would allow for at large elections for the Chicago Police Pension Board.The bill would pool the three representatives of active rank Lt’s and Above, Sgt’s, and those below the rank of Sgt. Retirees would retain their one representative. It would also require that all three of these elected members would be assigned full time to the Pension Board.

Opponents of this legislation were all Sergeants and above including: Sgt’s Association; Lt’s Association; Captain’s Association; Latin American Police Association representative; PBPA; and a host of others. As this issue has been introduced before and was opposed then by some of the same individuals, their opposition was expected. What was not expected was the level of indignation towards those of us below the rank of Sergeant by their “chosen spokesperson” Capt. Mark Buslick. He began with a several minute long oration about himself and his educational background which caused many in the room to wonder where he was going with that. They didn’t have to wonder long as Buslick then went into a tirade about the lack of necessary intellect of those whom the FOP represents. Buslick felt that those who attain rank in the Police Department are the ones who are qualified to serve on the Pension Board. Buslick extolled on the vast number of reasons for opposing this bill and when asked by a Senate Member of the Committee to give him two examples he said that if a captain were to appear before the Pension Board seeking a disability pension and there was a patrolman on the Board who had a grudge against him, the Patrolman would vote against the Captains disability. When asked for a second reason by the same Senator, Buslick could not think of another at that time.

So the affect of his testimony was that even though the ranks of Lieutenant and above who number about 260 have one vote on the Board, and the Sergeants who number about 1200 and have one vote on the Board, and all those below the rank of Sergeant who number about 11,200 and have one vote on the Board is fair because they are smart enough to run the Board as it needs to be and the FOP shouldn’t be asking for the change because it may impact on those of superior intellect.

We would like to thank Buslick for his testimony because although we did not feel as though we had the votes to get this out of Committee, the Committee Members recognized the virus that was his testimony.

One can be sure that his testimony as to the lack of intellect in non-white shirts is not adopted by the vast majority, but the fact that these organizations used this person as the channel for their opposition is inexcusable and they should be embarrassed. As much of our morale problem in this Department is often attributed to differences between management and non-management personnel, the vile testimony of this one person is proof that we have a long way to go in addressing that problem.

Very interesting. The City's method of "divide and conquer" continues to pay dividends. And the captain, who received quite a bit of support from readers here when he got railroaded for protecting his facility and doing the right thing concerning overly aggressive media trolls, seems to have some explaining to do.

3/07/2016 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Philips HeartStart AED... you can buy one for about $1,200. Google it.

3/07/2016 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The private sector for home use you can't buy these

3/07/2016 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It like damn, u got guys falling out at work... Thank god he was not plowing the hood in a ghetto cruzer... And to think, these asshole politicians are making things tough to where a guy will have to work til he is 70. Can you imagine how many heart attacks someone can have between 50 and 70? My dad had his first heart attack when he was in his early 30s while deployed during Vietnam... He ended up passing away from a heart attack at the age of 49

3/07/2016 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Glad to see Milwaukee and Elston was closed at 0000 hours due to a shooting

Whats there to be glad about?

3/07/2016 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

every police officer should be certified to use AED and CPR
every supervisor car should have an AED charging in the trunk

3/07/2016 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speedy recovery Officer and a long and happy retirement.
Thanks to all who helped out and to those who got us the AEDs.

Just curious, but now with the Chicago Fire Department in Headquarters building are there any Para-Medics in the building? With any Advanced Life Support Equipment?

If so, could there be an announcement, "CODE BLUE LOBBY!" and they could come-a-running.

The way things are sooner or later there will be,
"CODE BLUE COMPSTAT MEETING!"

3/07/2016 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job Boss.

3/07/2016 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have a defibrillator in 018 no training on how to use it.

3/07/2016 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job Bea!!!

3/07/2016 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


A family member has atrial fibrillation and cardiac issues. Where can I buy a good defibrillator for the home? How much (estimate)?
3/07/2016 09:17:00 AM


They are not cheap but if your family member has a diagnosis perhaps their doctor can write a script and get insurance to pick up a portion.
If not, try the American Red Cross for assistance.

3/07/2016 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They start around 1,000.00

3/07/2016 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A family member has atrial fibrillation and cardiac issues. Where can I buy a good defibrillator for the home? How much (estimate)?

3/07/2016 09:17:00 AM

It astounds me that there are morons able to breathe that ask such questions when online. Simply search online for the answer. I suppose that the original post is proof positive that alcohol kills brain cells.

3/07/2016 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad we don't have one in 003 because Lt. Hall (Al's wife) had a heart attack when she fount out dude got kilt on 65/Cottage today. She was running around like a chicken with no head around the station clueless as could be ranting and wanting to know where EVERY CAR was when the shooting occurred. She has addressed the roll calls and has given her clear expectations and accountability of what she wants from each and every beat car. Too bad nobody gives a shit or respects yo ass girlfriend. We know how you got them bars.
So, hurry up and make your call and get back to 35th St. because nobody is going to put themselves out and get ISR's to make yo ass look good. The men on the watch just ignore her but the women on the watch CANT stand her condescending ass.

3/07/2016 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6000 n elston.... another section 8 drug shooting.

3/07/2016 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can I buy a good defibrillator for the home? How much (estimate)?...

Check to see if insurance will cover the cost. Otherwise, you likely won't find one for under $1,000.

3/07/2016 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Demon Rats promise free college. Lower health insurance rates , more restrictions on police officers
How do they look in the mirror , liar , liar , pant suit on fire .

3/07/2016 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BLUE LIVES MATTER

3/07/2016 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed his recovery, nice job ladies!

3/07/2016 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT hope this makes you guys / gals laugh a little

http://theerant.yuku.com/topic/82297#.Vt5kJn0rJdh

have a good day / shift

3/07/2016 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A family member has atrial fibrillation and cardiac issues. Where can I buy a good defibrillator for the home? How much (estimate)?

3/07/2016 09:17:00 AM

A defibrillator is intended for treatment of ventricular fibrillation (bottom chamber of heart)not atrial (top chamber).....

if you're still interested

http://ssemse.net/

(cfd owned with cpd spouse)

3/08/2016 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
We have a defibrillator in 018 no training on how to use it.

3/07/2016 03:56:00 PM

Here's your training video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfvu5FCQs6o

Now will the city provide replacement parts and upkeep?

3/08/2016 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI:
We have a defibrillator in 018 no training on how to use it

When you take AED out of case it talks to you. Very simple open/remove shirt, place the two pads on chest and press button.

3/08/2016 06:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, 9:17 am. Just take one
from your station. They probably wouldn't notice it missing for a month.

3/08/2016 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...


We have a defibrillator in 018 no training on how to use it.

3/07/2016 03:56:00 PM


Go look at the machine. Read the instructions on the front. It should be one of those that talk you thru the process. (yes, the machine speaks to you once you turn it on)

3/08/2016 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very interesting. The City's method of "divide and conquer" continues to pay dividends. And the captain, who received quite a bit of support from readers here when he got railroaded for protecting his facility and doing the right thing concerning overly aggressive media trolls, seems to have some explaining to do.

3/07/2016 02:22:00 PM

Captain Buslik is a smart man. He is also one of the most self absorbed people on the planet. I love the part where he talks about how intelligent and 'schooled' he is. It describes him to a tee.

He is the liaison to the Department of Justice. Make no mistake, it will be about him and how he can make himself look good, not about what's right unless someone is watching him.

3/08/2016 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phillips has one for $1000 on amazon

3/08/2016 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Glad to see Milwaukee and Elston was closed at 0000 hours due to a shooting

3/07/2016 10:45:00 AM

Which one?

3/07/2016 12:54:00 PM

The one at Milwaulee and Elston.

3/08/2016 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to reiterate what the previous poster said about a heart scan. By the time you need a defibrillator it's almost too late; the damage has been done. Take the time and have an MRI heart Scan done. It's painless, takes about 5 minutes, and costs under $100.

There are at least a half dozen hospitals in the Chicago area that provide them. Sherman Hospital had a discount for $49.00 recently. The Heart Scan will show exactly how much arterial plaque buildup you have and how it compares to others your age group. This is much better diagnosis tool than cholesterol numbers and stress tests. It really is a lifesaver.

3/08/2016 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
We have a defibrillator in 018 no training on how to use it.

3/07/2016 03:56:00 PM

The instructions are in the box. There is also a streaming video.

3/08/2016 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A family member has atrial fibrillation and cardiac issues. Where can I buy a good defibrillator for the home? How much (estimate)?

3/07/2016 09:17:00 AM

It astounds me that there are morons able to breathe that ask such questions when online. Simply search online for the answer. I suppose that the original post is proof positive that alcohol kills brain cells.

3/07/2016 06:18:00 PM

Sounds like the original poster is looking for guidance in case someone else has purchased one and has advice in which one to look at or stay away from. YOU sound like an idiot.

3/08/2016 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not CPD. I'm CFD. But this is a great story. I hope that this young man makes a full recovery.
IMO I think that everyone that works where there is access to an AED should take whatever
training they can get to learn how to use it. The same with CPR. You never know when you
might need it or who you can help. As soon as I had my 1st child I took CPD& some basic 1st
aid training. This was about 8 years before I got on the CFD. I have been able to save a former
coworker using CPR and was able to help one of my kids when chocking. All before getting trainng
from my present job.

BTW stay safe out there.

3/08/2016 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to reiterate what the previous poster said about a heart scan. By the time you need a defibrillator it's almost too late; the damage has been done. Take the time and have an MRI heart Scan done. It's painless, takes about 5 minutes, and costs under $100.

There are at least a half dozen hospitals in the Chicago area that provide them. Sherman Hospital had a discount for $49.00 recently. The Heart Scan will show exactly how much arterial plaque buildup you have and how it compares to others your age group. This is much better diagnosis tool than cholesterol numbers and stress tests. It really is a lifesaver.

3/08/2016 08:27:00 AM
I concur had it done, also had ultrasound stress teats with dye it is worth it, guy that did my test told me they had a Chicago copper in day before who had heart attack then and there, but when you take stress teat (Took mine at Christ hospital very pro-police btw), they have doctors in next room brand new lab they wheeled copper in there stent put in within 15 minutes going to be ok! We have insurance use it, this job is not important at all health is #1 because we out health we cannot take care of anyone including our families!

3/08/2016 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

31 year paramedic and ex-copper here. Recall the First episode of "EMERGENCY" The Wedsworth-Townsend Act. Dr. Brackett was against training firem n to give advanced care as paramedics. Defibibrillators were 200# and the size of a Samsonite suitcase. The fire dept brought in an electrocution victim, and he died. Nurse McCall told Dr. Brackett "if only someone could have gotten to him right away he'd be alive." Dr. Brackett replied "sure, someone should have had a machine on the wall". And now we do. That episode aired in 1976.

3/08/2016 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Costco has a defibrillator on sale for 999.00, normally 1199.00. Till 13 March

3/08/2016 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A local company sells AEDS and provides CPR and any training as needed. www.ssemse.net

3/08/2016 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are dummy proof, which might be a problem for some.

3/09/2016 12:59:00 AM  

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