United donates defibrillator

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AUBURN – As part of a continued effort to ensure community safety and preparedness, United Ambulance of Lewiston has recently donated a new Medtronic LIFEPAK Express Defibrillator to Edward Little High School.

The Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, is a state-of-the-art device that should be accessed quickly in the event of a cardiac arrest. The use of the device in conjunction with adequate CPR may assist in the resuscitation of an arrest victim.

The new AED is one of the most user friendly devices on the market. In order for the device to be accessed easily it is housed in a public display case that was also donated by United. The case is mounted on the stage area of Edward Little’s gym and can be easily accessed by Edward Little staff or community members visiting the facility.

With any new piece of equipment, training is required. The Edward Little AED donation was all-inclusive, with United covering training and maintenance costs associated with the new AED.

“It is part of our commitment to ensuring the safety of the students, staff and visitors of Edward Little High School,” said Paul Gosselin, United’s executive director.

For more information about United Ambulance Service, visit www.unitedambulance.com.

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