Quanta strives to lead the industry in safety, in both results and initiatives. In 2018, we again lowered our incident rates, which continue to remain superior to industry averages. Additionally, we continue to expand our AED program as our crew count grows, and have deployed more than 7,300 defibrillators. This initiative has saved 24 lives so far, many of whom were citizens in proximity to Quanta worksites where our employees were able to assist. People are at the core of who we are, and we continue to invest in industry-leading safety and training programs to ensure our employees get home safely to their families every night.
The safety of everyone who comes in contact with a Quanta project or service operation is, and will always be, our number-one priority.