Comments about ‘Convenient AED’s save lives, not everyone in favor’

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Published: Friday, Dec. 7 2012 6:25 a.m. MST

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riteon
RIVERTON, UT

Remember the contention when seat belt laws were implemented. Talk about government over reach! Now how many lives have been saved because of them. Yea, South Jordan City for your insight.

one old man
Ogden, UT

I wonder how many of those opposing this idea would be screaming bloody murder if they or one of their loved ones was lost because no devices were available?

a balcanced approach
South Jordan, UT

The seat-belt analogy is really weak. Try this one: Suppose you were required to pay for other people's seat-belts.

From what I read, the people opposed to the program took issue with how the AEDs were funded.

If they are meant for protection for the general public, then they should come from donations or public funds.

Councilman of Freedom
South Jordan, UT

Very nicely done. You were very fair to me and I appreciate it. One thing that I probably wasn't clear on is that I would be more likely to amend the ordinance than outright appeal it. I wouldn't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater! The comment about requiring people to pay for other people's seatbelts hits the nail on the head!

Now I need you to write about our Collector Street Fencing ordinance before that ends up costing hundreds of people thousands and thousands of dollars! (Also under the guise as being for the good of the city) We are discussing it on the 18th.

Councilman of Freedom
South Jordan, UT

Very nicely done. You were very fair to me and I appreciate it. One thing that I probably wasn't clear on is that I would be more likely to amend the ordinance than outright appeal it. I wouldn't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater! The comment about requiring people to pay for other people's seatbelts hits the nail on the head!

Now I need you to write about our Collector Street Fencing ordinance before that ends up costing hundreds of people thousands and thousands of dollars! We are discussing it on the 18th.

My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

I am against these devices being handed out so loosely and without regard to peoples right of choices and health conditions. These devices can be deadly as well as helpful and should be left to professional medical people to use and employ them. If a person has an implanted pace maker and it malfunctions this device can kill that person.

It seems redundant and foolish to issue so many of these things since an ambulance or doctors are so readily available and close in most of the incidents they might be deployed. Even in the case of the coach and the gym where doctors are always on staff. It seems wasteful to have and never marination these very expensive devices.

It is not something I would want used on me by a police officer who is hyped out of his mind on adrenalin and irrational thought has him in the wrong to try and make this kind of decision while trying to save his own life in a dangerous situation.

Then of course there is always the legal aspect of getting sued is something did go wrong and it resulted in a death. It better to comfort than be wrong.

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