City of Green Installs AEDs in Parks
Green Parks just got a little bit safer for its visitors. This summer the City of Green installed automated external defibrillator or AEDs at the following parks: Central Park, John Torok Community & Senior Center, Boettler Park (2), Greensburg Park, Ariss Park, East Liberty Park, and Spring Hill Sports Complex.
“The City of Green places the highest standards on health and safety,” said Mayor Gerard Neugebauer. “Installing AEDs in our parks is another way we strive to ensure the safety of visitors to our parks.”
Providing AEDs in the parks was introduced by Green Youth Soccer President John Piersol. The Service Department and Fire Division worked together to determine the best available AED for the parks.
“This is another example of the collaborative efforts of our community that makes Green a great place to live, work, and play,” said Valerie Wax-Carr, director of public service.
In the event of an emergency, an AED may be used by any bystander or visitor to the park to provide a life-saving shock to stop a heart attack, while waiting for EMS to arrive. The AEDs are located at or near restroom facilities in our various parks and monitored by surveillance cameras.
Following the installations, City employees, as well as coaches and other leaders of Green youth sports organizations, will be trained on how to use the devices.
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