All Post Falls elementary schools get AEDs | Health
Elementary schools in Post Falls have cardiac coverage like it's never had before. Kootenai County Fire and Rescue Chief Warren Merritt spearheaded a recent fundraising effort to obtain funding for the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Post Falls School District Elementary Schools.
AEDs are portable devices used to treat emergency heart patients with electrical therapy.
Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest this year . It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and at any age. According to the American Red Cross,an AED is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest and is an easy to operate tool for someone with no medical background.
The AEDs were presented to the district during a recent student assembly at West Ridge Elementary School. During the assembly the donors were honored for their contributions. Donors included Ground Force Manufacturing, Greene Idaho Foundation, Cabela’s, Wilson Realty, Burke Klein’s DKI, KCFR Firefighters Local 2856, Post Falls Community Volunteers, Seright’s Ace Hardware, Post Falls Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions Clubs.