24/7 Outdoor AED
Captain Brad Robbins talks to Jim and Nancy Holland about the new SaveStation at Ironwood Park's amphitheater.
First outdoor 24/7 AED in Johnson County
Ironwood Park located at 147 & Mission Rd in Leawood Kansas is the site of the counties first public access Automated External Defibrillator commonly referred to as an AED. The AED is located on the north wall of the park's amphitheater, and is available for anyone to access day or night. The AED is stored in a SaveStation which is a climate controlled, electronically monitored cabinet that is programmed into the counties 911 system. This means that if anyone opens the cabinet door an alarm will activate, a burst of photos will be captured plus notification to the local 911 authorities. This will help ensure the AED is available and 911 is notified if needed.
Collaboration between city government and private benefactors.
This AED and cabinet was donated to the city of Leawood by local residents Jim and Nancy Holland. Nancy is a cardiac arrest survivor after experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest at a local restaurant. A restaurant employee recognized that Nancy was not responding, not breathing, and started Hands-Only CPR while 911 was activated. Jim and Nancy are supporters of the American Heart Association, WomenHeart, and Johnson County HeartSafe. The city of Leawood installed the AED cabinet at the 115 acre multiuse Ironwood Park per the families request. Click on here to learn more about Nancy's store.