Rec center receives life-saving equipment |

Rec center receives life-saving equipment

Daily Staff Report

The Avon Recreation Center has received an device known as an “automated external defibrillator,” a device credited with saving lives of heart attack victims.

The defibrillator sends an electric shock through the chest to get the heart beating normally again. Defibrillation ” given as soon as possible to a person suffering a heart attack ” can be the key to helping some victims survive a cardiac emergency.

The defibrillator was given to the rec center through a grant from the Eagle County Emergency Medical Services and Public safety council with assistance from the Regional Emergency Medical and Trauma services advisory council.

The Avon rec center’s aquatics staff will add the defibrillator and oxygen administration to their lifeguard training.

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These certifications will elevate the staff well above normal standards for pool safety, and add the rec center to the select few recreation facilities in the state that have a defibrillator in the building.

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