Friday, August 28, 2020

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pottsville Provides Life Saving Equipment to Port Carbon First Responders

On Friday, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill made a special presentation to the Borough of Port Carbon.

The hospital presented community representatives with two AED devices, one for the Police Department and one for the Fire Department. 

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock can potentially stop an irregular heart beat (arrhythmia) and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). When used appropriately and properly, this device can mean the difference between life and death. 

Pictured here are from left: William Reppy, President, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Schuylkill, Police Chief Joe Ferraro, Patrolman Joe Murton, Mayor Harold “Bucky” Herndon, and Benjamin Schuettler, Assistant Chief of Port Carbon Fire Company.

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