For Immediate Release
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Subject: New AED in Greeley City Hall may make it the safest in the State
On October 30th an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) that was purchased by NCMC Foundation for the Heart Safe City Program was installed in Greeley City Hall. This was the final step in making the Greeley City Hall one of the safest in Colorado if someone suffers a heart attack.
In addition to the AED which can deliver a lifesaving shock, every employee in City Hall recently were trained in CPR. Add to the AED and CPR trained city employees a fire station with Advanced Life Support providers two blocks away; Banner Ambulance Paramedics stationed at North Colorado Medical Center three minutes away and the North Colorado Medical Center’s CardioVascular Institute, a heart attack victim’s chance of survival are increased dramatically.
With support of donors via the NCMC Foundation and the support of the City of Greeley, over 358 city employees have been trained in CPR (not including Police, Fire and Lifeguards who are required to have CPR as part of their jobs) and with the installation of the AED in City Hall, there are now 19 AED’s in city buildings and 12 AED’s in Police cars. The Heart Safe City Program has also placed AED’s in several private businesses and in every school within Weld District 6 Schools as well as provided free CPR training to hundreds of Greeley citizens.
The Heart Safe City Program is a collaborative effort by the NCMC Foundation, City of Greeley, Greeley Fire and Police Departments, Banner Paramedic Services and the NCMC CardioVascular Institute.
If you would like to receive free CPR training through the Heart Safe City Program, contact Susan with the Greeley Fire Department at 970-350-9508.