Sheriff's Department Gets Defibrillator from FOP
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 3:38AM
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The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has received an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) from the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 10 through a Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation grant.

The FOP leadership team presented Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride with the AED, which will be placed in a road patrol deputy’s vehicle. AEDs are devices that measure heart rhythm and can send a shock to the heart in order to treat sudden cardiac arrest.

Law enforcement officers are often the first to arrive on a scene, especially in rural areas, and these devices are becoming more and more important for emergency response. FOP Lodge 10 president.

“We are extremely thankful for our partnership with the FOP and the positive impact they make on public safety through this type of donation,” McBride said. “Lifesaving tools, like this AED in a deputy vehicle, will definitely provide essential care to potentially save a life.” 

In 2005, the Firehouse Subs founders established the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has given more than $24 million to hometown heroes in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.

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