Fire company gets $2,500 for heart machine

October 20, 1997

Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company has received a $2,500 grant from the Prudential Insurance Helping Hearts Program toward the purchase of a portable cardiac defibrillator for its ambulance.

The grant will pay about half the cost of the defibrillator.

The Helping Hearts Program is a matching grants initiative to help volunteer fire companies purchase the machine.

Studies have shown that on-site defibrillation more than doubles the chances of survival of people who suffer sudden cardiac failure.

Pub Date: 10/20/97

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