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City receives grant for defibrillators

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The City of Tallassee Fire Department received notification of award from the 2020 Mid-South RC&D grant for the procurement of 10 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) at a cost of $15,980.00. This grant requirg no matching city funds and will be purchased in the coming weeks. These AEDs will be disbursed as follows:

Tallassee Police Department – 3 for use in patrol vehicles and by Law Enforcement personnel

Tallassee Fire Department – 3 for use on fire department responses

City of Tallassee – 4 for placement at Tallassee City Hall, Tallassee Senior Center, Tallassee Recreation Department, Tallassee Community Library

Training will be scheduled for all City Employees on the care, use, and maintenance of these devices.

These AEDs are a valuable tool in providing access to critical life saving devices in public areas and during calls for service by fire and law enforcement personnel. It has been proven that early access to defibrillation in cardiac arrest coupled with CPR increase the odds of survival in cardiac events.