November 1, 1999

Automated External Defibrillators: In Recreation and Athletic Centers – Get Ready

Editors – Dr. Neil Dougherty & Diane Bonanno Introduction The debate on whether automated external defibrillators (AED) should be used in recreation centers is currently underway […]
July 18, 2000

A Defibrillator Near You? Advocates call for distribution in schools, public areas

By Felice Buckvar. July 18, 2000 – WHEN JOHN ACOMPORA answered the telephone early June 12 the first words he heard were, “There was another incident […]
October 26, 2000

Defibrillators Let Lay People Save Lives

By Denise Grady October 26, 2000 – Many people who suffer cardiac arrest and would otherwise die can be saved if ordinary people are trained to […]
August 28, 2001

Town of Huntington Implements AED Program

August 28, 2001 – A Northport family has made tremendous strides in trying to protect Long Island’s young athletes from losing their lives on the field. […]
October 14, 2001

Smithtown Is Among Districts Turning To Defibrillators For Emergencies

By Bill Kaufman STAFF WRITER October 14, 2001 LAST YEAR, Northport High School freshman lacrosse goalie Louis Acompora, 14, died after being hit in the chest […]