FAA bans AEDs from air traffic centers
By Nina Petersen-Perlman
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Copyright 2007 The Star Tribune
WASHINGTON — Though defibrillators are required on all airplanes and in most airports, many air traffic controllers in the nation's 500-plus control centers would be far from the nearest life-saving device should they suffer a heart attack.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) forbids defibrillators in centers without medical offices. Union leaders at the Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center in Farmington, which doesn't have a medical office, have to keep the defibrillator they purchased in the union office instead.
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