A major goal for Fire & Rescue is to improve outcomes for patients in cardiac arrest. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) have been placed in public parks; six of them at the Kellogg Zaher and Bettye Wilson soccer complexes. Placing lifesaving medical devices in an unsecured public location leaves them vulnerable to theft, so city partner, FleetComplete, provided GPS trackers compatible with geofencing.
FleetComplete provides Global Positioning System (GPS) technology used to track and allocate assets anywhere at any time.Geofencing is a virtual geographic boundary that enables the software to trigger a response when a mobile device enters or leaves a designated area. Recently, FleetComplete’s system sent an alert that one of the AEDs had moved outside of its defined geofence. Fire & Rescue informed the Department of Public Safety which attempted to locate the AED using information from FleetComplete. The GPS on the AED indicated was being transported to other local parks and even restaurants. DPS pursued a lead based on an ad placed on OfferUp, an online public trading platform. When DPS detectives arranged to meet with the seller at the Red Rock Resort, the GPS on the AED indicated it was at an entrance to the resort. DPS detectives were able to arrest the suspect and recover the AED.