EMS Outreach of Hudson recently presented Fire/EMS Chief Jerry Varnes with a check for $4000 for the purchase of two Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) to be installed in downtown Hudson in areas with high pedestrian traffic.
One will be located on the Gazebo or Clocktower Green, and the other will be located in the First and Main area. The precise locations of the units is yet to be determined.
“My heartfelt thanks go out to EMS Outreach and all Hudson citizens who generously donated to this important project,” said Chief Jerry Varnes. “It is not often that your donation can honestly be considered being a part of saving lives. When installed, these AEDs will give everyone who is visiting the First and Main Green or the Clock Tower or Gazebo Green a dramatically improved chance for surviving a sudden cardiac arrest. These AEDs are so easy to use and can make a lifesaving difference in those critical moments prior to EMS arriving on scene. Thank you, EMS Outreach!”
In the event of a sudden heart attack, an AED is a necessary tool, along with chest compressions, in surviving such an attack. These units can be used by anyone to help a heart attack victim.
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