AED Save is Sky Harborís 32nd
On May 12, a man who had just arrived at Sky Harbor and was heading past the security checkpoint, collapsed in Terminal 3. Delta Airlines Flight Attendant Scott Steinbaugh was on-the-scene and quickly grabbed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Shortly thereafter, Phoenix Airport Police Officers Victor Escoto and Terry Lamb arrived on the scene from the initial call. Steinbaugh and Escoto applied and activated the AED and then all three began CPR. Soon, the patient began breathing again.
Phoenix Fire Department Engine from Station 19 and rescue crew from Phoenix Fire Station 29 arrived on-the-scene where they stabilized the man for transport to a local hospital. Hospital staff noted that it was the quick actions of Steinbaugh, Escoto and Lamb that helped save the manís life.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport regularly trains employees and volunteers to administer CPR and correctly use AEDs in the event of an emergency. More than 2,000 Airport employees and volunteer Navigators have been trained. There are also more than 85 AEDs available at Phoenix Sky Harbor, Phoenix Deer Valley and Phoenix Goodyear airports. There will even be AEDs on the PHX Sky Trainô and in the stations.