Cintas Corporation Announces 50th Life Saved by AED
Sugar Creek, MO Resident Reunited with Firefighter
CINCINNATI, OH, February 19, 2008 — On Dec. 7, 2007, a suburban Kansas City, MO truck driver became the 50th person whose life was saved by a Cintas ReviveR™ automatic electronic defibrillator (AED).
Today, Stephen Hanes, 45, was reunited with Sugar Creek Fire Department Acting Deputy Fire Chief Ben Shaumberg, credited with saving Hanesï¿½ life after responding to a 911 call at his residence. The reunion took place at the Sugar Creek City Hall in Sugar Creek, MO.
ï¿½I was just sitting there watching TV and my wife was walking [through the room], and thatï¿½s the last thing I remember,ï¿½ Hanes said. ï¿½The next thing I remember I was in the ambulance, and they had told me that I had sudden cardiac death.ï¿½
Firefighter Schaumberg said he has administered the AED on patients about a dozen times, but this was the first time he saved a life with the equipment since the department purchased two AED devices from Cintas in May 2005.
ï¿½For our department, getting AEDs has been a huge step forward. Before, all we could do was take a pulse and start CPR,ï¿½ Schaumberg said. ï¿½At least with this machine, it can tell us whatï¿½s going on. It actually helps us think a little bit clearer because the AEDs remind us what to do.ï¿½
Hanes is thankful for the quick response of the Fire Department and its use of the ReviveR. ï¿½Your device is wonderful. The firefighters are just too good,ï¿½ Hanes said. ï¿½They give your company all the credit in the world. They told me I was gone that quick.ï¿½
Cintas has sold more than 20,000 AEDs since 2000 and has trained more than 86,000 people annually on how to administer an AED. For more information about Cintas ReviveR, contact Dave Bingham, Director of AEDs and Occupational Safety Instruction, Cintas First Aid & Safety, 513-573-3703.
About Cintas Corporation:
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services to approximately 800,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS and is a Nasdaq-100 company and component of Standard & Poor's 500 Index. The Company has achieved 38 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings, to date.