Defibrillators are Super Cheap These Days, Right? Shouldn’t They Be Standing By at San Francisco Marathons?

Couldn’t we require defibrillators to be stationed at various spots along our marathons and half-marathons? Wouldn’t that be cheaper than getting a bunch more ambulances? Wouldn’t that save lives?

For all the talk from selfish, spoilsport  NIMBY homeowners about drug ODs, turns out that heart attacks are what kills people at events like the annual Bay to Breakers.

Just saying.

(Still no major sponsor to replace ING  for the 2011 BtoB, BTW…)

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4 Responses to “Defibrillators are Super Cheap These Days, Right? Shouldn’t They Be Standing By at San Francisco Marathons?”

  1. SlideSF says:

    You sure say “Just saying” a lot.

    Just saying.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Cheerfully noted.

    I get on kicks sometimes…

  3. Maceo Parker says:

    Kind of a red herring. The issue is that too many of the unregistereds who latch on to the Bay to Breakers roadrace to act out their repressions behave like entitled animals, and that behavior has become socially and fiscally problematic for the race and neighbors and city alike, not that one of them might die of an OD.

  4. sfcitizen says:

    The race organizers and the NIMBYs involved have discussed the 30 ambulance calls last year.

    I’d say the homeowners involved are the entitled animals.