New feature at Seacrest Pier: Potentially life-saving AED

Thanks to the local diver who pointed us to this story on the Northwest Dive Club discussion board. An Automated External Defibrillator is now in place at Seacrest, thanks to more than a year of work by local divers. It’s right inside the door at Alki Fish and Crab, and you’ll notice in the photos accompanying that story that there’s a small symbol above that door. You’ll also see in the photos that it’s dedicated to Jake Koenen, the diver who died in March 2009; his death was blamed on a sudden health problem, one the AED might have been able to correct.

6 Replies to "New feature at Seacrest Pier: Potentially life-saving AED"

  • LAP May 4, 2010 (9:20 pm)

    I witnessed one of these in use in the Spokane airport when a passenger walked off a plane and collapsed at the end of the jetway. It was incredible to see how the crew waiting to board the plane (for my flight) rushed to action! Hurrah for this addition to our waterfront, which is such a popular spot for recreational diving!

  • ElevenTruckmen May 4, 2010 (11:16 pm)

    The AED is a welcome addition to the waterfront or anywhere. Thank you to who ever made that happen. It is not however a substitute for 911. Please remember to call 911 if the situation calls for pulling the AED out. For anyone interested in CPR and/or AED training contact “Medic 2” For classes and information.

  • Dana Elliott MD May 5, 2010 (5:57 am)


    we are a non-profit organisation that aims to improve survival rates from cardiac arrests.

    Some of the AED locations on your city can now be accessed on the iPhone and Droid phones for free.

    iPhone users can download the free app “AED Nearby”, whereas Droid users download the free app “ShowNearby AED”.

    If you are keen to add the other AED locations, please feel free to contact us.

    Dana Elliott MD

    • WSB May 5, 2010 (6:28 am)

      Anyone leery of spam comments (which we generally filter) – I followed Dana’s link and it appears to be legit – TR

  • Steph in WS May 5, 2010 (12:41 pm)

    Thanks Dana! I just downloaded it onto my Droid. I am a trained CPR-First aid person at work so having this app will be great when not working.

  • Dana Elliott MD May 5, 2010 (8:40 pm)

    Your welcome. If you want to put more AEDs into these apps, let me know. You can do it either online or through both the iPhone and Droid apps.

    The Droid app “ShowNearby AED” has a feature to add new AED locations.

    The iPhone app “beextra” was created by our partners to add new AED locations. This has to be used for now till we have a new iPhone app that can do both locate and add AED locations.

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