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(LBC 97.3)   Disney adds 30 defibrillators throughout resort. Zap-a-dee-doo-dah   (tampabays10.com) divider line
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2009-01-10 02:12:01 PM  
Will we be allowed to use them to shock the crap out of idiots who go around singing "It's a Small World"?
 
2009-01-10 02:40:27 PM  
Awesome headline.
 
2009-01-10 02:40:37 PM  
I thought Florida had enough hypoxia brain-damaged cases living there already...
 
2009-01-10 02:41:26 PM  
Free Market at work right here folks. To avoid more lawsuits Disney has added more defibrillators.

Suck it libtard heart attack mongers! The evils of Socialism will no longer claim the lives of Disney visitors you evil evil Democrat bastards.

Free Market: 1
Socialized Health Care:-kabillion.
 
2009-01-10 02:46:46 PM  
Gumercules
...what?
 
2009-01-10 02:49:07 PM  
Just because of this I'm going to found a cult that commits suicide en masse in disneyland.
 
2009-01-10 02:53:58 PM  
How about the instance where the Detroit Red Wing collapsed on the bench. If it wasn't for the defibrillator, he'd have been a dead man. Not such a bad idea if you ask me...
 
2009-01-10 03:07:51 PM  
Not a huge fan of the almighty mouse, but this is nothing but a good idea.

CPR generally keeps people ticking until the paramedics arrive. AEDs actually can save lives, albeit under a specific set of circumstances.

/AED certification FTW
 
2009-01-10 03:08:20 PM  
+1, great headline, would read again.
 
2009-01-10 03:09:27 PM  
From the right panel of the article:

Woman accused of having sex with dogs (new window)

/too lazy to submit link
 
2009-01-10 03:10:06 PM  
this ought to go in the running for HotY. nice jorb, subby!
 
2009-01-10 03:14:27 PM  

letrole: From the right panel of the article:

Woman accused of having sex with dogs (new window)

/too lazy to submit link


Two words.
Peanut Butter.
 
2009-01-10 03:14:32 PM  
AED's for the win.

We recommend them anywhere the public gathers, but especially in schools and at sporting events.
 
2009-01-10 03:23:23 PM  
It's funny that Disney still uses that song but has banned the film that it is from.
 
2009-01-10 03:31:10 PM  
...and probably not one more person that actually knows how to use it.
 
2009-01-10 03:32:42 PM  
Clear!

/Love that show.
 
2009-01-10 03:36:40 PM  
Too late, subby. That would make a good Jeopardy clue...
 
2009-01-10 03:41:20 PM  
As someone who's in Disneyland right now with a mn who's at risk for heart faiure I'm getting a kick...

/srsly
//good idea
///three times for something to post about
 
2009-01-10 03:44:10 PM  
I can't hear Jiminy Cricket without mentally picturing an owl singing that song...

/since when do owls go to school?
 
2009-01-10 03:51:38 PM  
Old article? I saw them there 4 months ago. I watched a curious little kid open the case to one and set off an screeching alarm.
 
2009-01-10 04:14:54 PM  

GORDON: Old article? I saw them there 4 months ago. I watched a curious little kid open the case to one and set off an screeching alarm.


They've had them before (1 to each resort/park). The articles about them adding more. Some of those hotels are so big that you'd be too out of breath to be of any help by the time you ran to the AED and got back to the victim.
 
2009-01-10 04:17:33 PM  
Ah the strains of a completely banned animated film which Disney now all but denies the existance of.

It was a great movie, even despite the racism, just like how Gone with the Wind is still a great movie. Understand the historical truth that that's how people thought then and laugh at how rediuculous it was. If Mel Brooks can do iot with the Nazis you can do it now.
 
2009-01-10 04:51:28 PM  
Nope. Guess not
 
2009-01-10 04:56:13 PM  
I love when I'm in Florida and see all the emergency defibrillators on the park maps. It's an amusement we just don't really get out at Disneyland.
 
2009-01-10 04:59:35 PM  

Need a Dispenser Here: How about the instance where the Detroit Red Wing collapsed on the bench. If it wasn't for the defibrillator, he'd have been a dead man. Not such a bad idea if you ask me...


Jiri Fischer. Hell of a player, and I'm told a fantastic development coach. His locker is still there, and it's still open that he could play again.
 
2009-01-10 05:12:22 PM  
I see AEDs pretty much everywhere nowadays, so the only thing that surprises me about this one is that it took them this long.

Points for the headline, though.
 
2009-01-10 05:55:02 PM  
I like Disneyland.

/there, I said it
 
2009-01-10 06:24:01 PM  
Glad I took the time to read the article to realize they're adding 30 ADDITIONAL defibrillators because my initial reaction was they need a lot more than 30 to cover all of disney.
 
2009-01-10 06:41:41 PM  

Sword and Shield: Need a Dispenser Here: How about the instance where the Detroit Red Wing collapsed on the bench. If it wasn't for the defibrillator, he'd have been a dead man. Not such a bad idea if you ask me...

Jiri Fischer. Hell of a player, and I'm told a fantastic development coach. His locker is still there, and it's still open that he could play again.


After Alexei Cherepanov, not so much.
 
2009-01-10 06:56:34 PM  
+1, subby
 
2009-01-10 08:28:23 PM  
Dammit submitter! I almost choked on a mouthful of water when I read your headline. Good job!
 
2009-01-10 08:30:50 PM  

letrole: From the right panel of the article:

Woman accused of having sex with dogs (new window)

/too lazy to submit link


Just as well since that happened a good month ago & I'm pretty certain it already hit the main page.
 
2009-01-11 12:27:27 AM  
Great headline and for the commenter about nobody knowing how to use. The newest defibrillators are idiot proof and actually instruct the user once turned on. So since its Florida you have a 50 percent chance of it being used correctly.
 
2009-01-11 12:32:59 AM  
I just got a thousand Disney blueprints, so I'm getting a kick out of your replies...


Still a great idea. Need out out by Mission Space.....
 
2009-01-11 01:45:33 AM  

L33tminion: I see AEDs pretty much everywhere nowadays, so the only thing that surprises me about this one is that it took them this long.

Points for the headline, though.


RTFA ... they're *adding* more. We already have somewhere around 700 of the suckers all over the parks and resorts. This is just a few more. Basically they're located next to, or near *every* restroom at the parks, and near every elevator at the resort.

I'm getting a kick out of the slow news day thing. Trying to make it sound like this is something *new* when it isn't.

A brief history of AEDs at the parks tho. Originally, only Reedy Creek had them on their various vehicles including the really cool looking pargos they use as response vehicles. In addition to those, a few select areas had them. Basically anywhere that had longer response times, such as Tom Sawyer's Island, since the *only* access to the island is via a boat. 2 on the island, all castmembers get training. The Liberty Square Riverboat also has one located on it due to its longer trip time. If a guest has issues halfway through the trip, its still 10 minutes until the boat is docked. Riverboat castmembers get AED/CPR training as well. There are 2 castmembers on the boat when she's in motion, one monitoring the steam components (Yes kiddies, she's a real steam powered vessel) and one acting as the eyes and ears up in wheelhouse. That way if there is an issue, the wheelhouse castmember can attend to the guest while the steam castmember keeps an eye on everything. As AEDs became more "commonplace" for lack of a better term, Disney slowly started adding them everywhere. AED/CPR training is available voluntarily for all castmembers that work for Disney. Still mandatory for some.

/This message brought to you by The Riverboaters Association of The Magic Kingdom
//Hugging the Boiler Since 1971
///We Take the Heat So You Don't Have To

////AED/CPR Trained
//Will recert always for life
 
2009-01-11 02:51:40 PM  
Not sure why this is news, since they've been in the parks for years now. Would have been nice to have one when an older guy seized up in Monorail Gold when I was working the Polynesian Resort station several years ago. Fortunately the EMTs arrived at the station in about three minutes, so aside from totally disrupting monorail ops on that beam (and watercraft as well) for half an hour, everything turned out okay.

There are a lot of things about Disney I don't particularly like, but they do take first-responder issues *very* seriously at the Florida parks. I've had to call the EMTs probably about half a dozen times, and the longest wait was about four minutes. Never used an AED though.
 
2009-01-12 12:54:34 AM  
Bob Ondeeznuts 2009-01-10 02:40:27 PM
Awesome headline.

+1. Well done subby.
 
2009-01-12 01:53:42 AM  

cgremlin: Not sure why this is news, since they've been in the parks for years now. Would have been nice to have one when an older guy seized up in Monorail Gold when I was working the Polynesian Resort station several years ago. Fortunately the EMTs arrived at the station in about three minutes, so aside from totally disrupting monorail ops on that beam (and watercraft as well) for half an hour, everything turned out okay.

There are a lot of things about Disney I don't particularly like, but they do take first-responder issues *very* seriously at the Florida parks. I've had to call the EMTs probably about half a dozen times, and the longest wait was about four minutes. Never used an AED though.


Were you AED trained? Outside of that, as a WDW CM that used to work at MK and have been everywhere on the beam, I'm curious how this incident affected watercraft? I know something like that can basically shut the resort beam down, but yeah just curious what all went on to affect wc.
 
2009-01-12 09:24:35 AM  

jclaggett: I'm curious how this incident affected watercraft?


What happens is when the resort beam shuts down, everyone stampedes to the marinas to catch a launch to get from their hotel to the Magic Kingdom (and back). Monorails hold 360+ people, launches hold a tenth of that. Crafties won't talk to us for a while afterwards, mostly because we told the guests we were going to have an extended downtime but the boats were still running. :-)
 
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