Ag center given defibrillators

July 30, 2006

The Women's Club of Westminster recently presented the Carroll County Agriculture Center with two Welch Allyn brand Automated External Defibrillators (AED).

The AEDs are used to resuscitate victims who experience a cardiac arrest or other heart problems. The AEDs provide voice commands to the rescuer on the proper use of the machine.

The Women's Club raised $3,000 from a basket bingo in April and received several donations to pay for the AEDs, which were given in time for this week's fair, said Etta Ray Griffin, a club member.

"These AEDs provide the equipment needed for any trained rescuer who may be at an event," said Caroline Babylon, Ag Center treasurer.

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