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Funds Allocated to Install AEDs in County Facilities

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Funds Allocated to Install AEDs in County Facilities

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Legislature, without dissent, appropriated $65,000 in contingency funding to support the cost of acquiring and installing automated external defibrillator (AED) devices in County facilities and vehicles, and to provide training in the use of those devices.  The measure notes that communities with comprehensive AED programs have achieved survival rates of nearly 40% for cardiac arrest victims, and that it is the desire of the Legislature to provide the AEDs in all of its facilities and at its job sites in order to respond quickly and effectively to life-threatening cardiac events that may occur at those sites.