FREDERICK — A potentially life-saving device has been placed in Thunder Valley K-8, 600 Fifth St. in Frederick, thanks to the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District.
As part of the effort that began in 2008 to place automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in all local schools and government buildings, the fire district recently placed a defibrillator at Thunder Valley — the 15th AED placed across the Tri-Town community.
“Rapid access to CPR and Automated External Defibrillators greatly increases survivability for someone experiencing a heart attack. We started placing AED’s throughout the community six years ago in our ongoing commitment to protecting and enhancing the quality of life in the areas we serve,” said Fire Chief Ted Psywak in a news release. “These AEDs combined with our Community CPR program and low response times of highly trained Paramedics and EMTs to every emergency make the difference when seconds count.”
For more information on the Public Access AED Program, Community CPR, or other services offered by the Frederick-Firestone FPD, please visit www.fffd.us or contact Community Outreach Specialist Summer Stair at 303-833-2742.