Airport Thanks Frank Malone, Airport Operations Officer and Police Officer Jason Cartwright
Recently the El Paso International Airport (EPIA) had an incident in which a passenger suffered a heart attack while in the TSA inspection line. The quick action taken by Airport Operations Officer, Frank Malone and Police Officer Jason Cartwright, proved to be lifesaving. The Operations Officer and the Police Officer performed CPR and Defibrillated the patient before the arrival of the EPIA Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Crews (ARFF). Upon arrival of the ARFF Crews, the patient was given advanced medical treatment and was transported to a local hospital where he received further treatment and remained in stable condition. The El Paso International Airport has had three lives saved since the Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) were placed at key locations in the airport terminal.
"All of our Operations Officers are trained on AED use and Officer Frank Malone is the second of our Operations Officers to save a life in this manner and Officer Jason Cartwright is the first Police Officer," said Patrick T. Ablen, Director of Aviation. On October 23, 2002 Terry Sharpe, Operations Officer, was the first to save a life using the AED. Terry Sharp is now the Airport Operations Superintendent. The AEDs have been used by the general public on all three occasions to include airport employees and airline representatives.
AED TERMINAL LOCATIONS: http://www.elpasointernationalairport.com/services.html