4 AEDs donated to NJ EMS agency

The AEDs were donated by the John Taylor Babbitt Foundation to replace equipment that was badly in need of updating

The Monmouth Journal

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, N.J. — The Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad (AHFAS) has received a generous donation of four new AEDs and a training unit from the John Taylor Babbitt Foundation.

An AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) is a portable, electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient, and is able to treat them through defibrillation. Defibrillation is the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.

The four new units, along with two matching units purchased by the squad, have been placed into service and will immediately improve the care provided to residents of Atlantic Highlands and surrounding communities.

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