BOSTON MUNICIPAL COURT DEPARTMENT --
COURT COMMUNITY UNITES FOR CPR TRAINING PROGRAM TO SAVE LIVES
Working in conjunction with Boston Emergency Services (EMS) and the Security Department of the Administrative Office of the Trial Court, 137 employees have been trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED).
The Central Division of the Boston Municipal Court Department has maintained a Public Access Defibrillator Program (PAD) since 2001. The court has nine (9) AED devices deployed throughout the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse.
Employees from the entire court community, including the Boston Municipal Court Department, Office of Probation, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Court Facilities, Court Clinic as well as court officers and associate court officers from various court departments have volunteered for this training. Graduates of the training are certified for Adult/Child/Infant CPR & AED.
Chief Justice Charles R. Johnson remarked on the importance of the PAD program:
“Last Fall, an AED was successfully utilized for an individual suffering a cardiac arrest in the Brooke Courthouse by a court employee. This event underscores the need and importance of the court’s PAD program, as hundreds of people enter the Brooke Courthouse every day. As such, it is important that we refresh and relearn the basic techniques of adult CPR and use of an AED. Completion of the CPR/AED training course will better enable everyone to face future emergencies with powerful tools and effective skills. Most importantly, these skills save lives.
This program has united the entire court community and we are appreciative of the support of the Security Department and Boston EMS in providing us with this opportunity for training.”