CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police used CPR and an AED (automated external defibrillator) on Friday to resuscitate a resident who was unresponsive.

Police responded to a 911 call at Forest Hills Way at around 7:51 a.m. and found a man who was not breathing and going into cardiac arrest.  Atlantic Ambulance arrived moments after the officers and together they initiated CPR, and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) protocols. 

A LUCAS Chest Compression Device was applied and chest compressions were performed which restored the patient’s pulse and assisted his breathing. The man was taken to Mountainside Hospital in critical condition. Police report that he remains hospitalized however is expected to recover. 

“I am extremely proud of the manner in which all the first responders performed. It was the combined timely effort taken in those first critical minutes that saved this person,” said Police Chief Joseph Ciras.  “The police department now operates two of the mechanical chest compression devices.  The units have been instrumental in saving Cedar Grove lives. I would like to thank the Manager, Mayor and Council for their support by providing these state-of-the-art devices to us.”