AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR GRANT PROGRAM DECLARED A SUCCESS
Over the past two weeks, six area businesses and one church were awarded grant money from the Sisters – Camp Sherman Fire District for the purchase of an Automatic External Defibrillator.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is an abrupt loss of heart function. It is a leading cause of death in the U.S. An AED is a lightweight, portable device which can deliver an electric shock through the chest to the heart, which in many cases, will restore normal heart function.
“We’re very excited about the community response to our program,” said District Fire Chief Roger Johnson. “Having more AEDs in public places will go a long way toward increasing a sudden cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. I also can’t overemphasize the importance of CPR/AED training.”
For more information about CPR/AED classes, contact the Sisters – Camp Sherman Fire District online at www.www.sistersfire.com or call (541) 549-0771.
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