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Nason Foundation, SAEMS Distribute Automatic Defibrillators (AEDs)

 

January 17, 2019

The Nason Foundation recently made funds available for the purchase of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) for community AED programs and purchased the first six devices. Receiving AEDs were (from left): Matt Hershberger, Portage Volunteer Fire Co.; Patty McGraw, secretary, Nason Foundation; Gary Deitke, Blue Knob Ski Patrol; Christopher Childers, Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Department; and Carl Moen, Southern Alleghenies EMS Council executive director.

The Nason Foundation recently made funds available for the purchase of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) for community AED programs and purchased the first six devices.

The foundation works with Southern Alleghenies EMS Council, to purchase and distribute devices and to assist with implementation of the community AED program.

An automatic external defibrillator (AED) is a battery-operated portable device that is used on people who are experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) to check the heart's rhythm and sends a shock to the heart to help restore normal rhythm if a problem is d...



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