Officials have purchased seven Automatic External Defibrillators, which are ready for use at city facilities this month.
The devices have been installed at the City Hall Cashier's Office, Community Center, Council Chambers, Arcadia Fire Department headquarters on Santa Anita, the Arcadia Public Library, the Arcadia Police Department and the Public Works Services Department.
The devices are reportedly easy to use and come with a visual guide and automated voice instructions, allowing any user to administer aid to a victim suffering cardiac arrest, officials said.
The AEDs installed also come with disposable gloves, scissors and other medical supplies.
Officials said that the chance for survival diminishes up to 10 percent for every minutes that passes by for a cardiac arrest victim. Chances for survival of sudden cardiac arrest increases when cardiopulmonary resuscitation is applied with electric shocks.
In addition to the new AEDs, all Arcadia Fire Department emergency vehicle are also equipped with the devices, officials said.