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Posted on May 3, 2014 at 7:25 AM by Edward Lennon
The Wilbraham Police Department recently replaced five defibrillators (AEDs). One-half of the cost of the units was covered through a grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. The units replaced machines which were approaching fifteen years of age and were no longer supported by the manufacturer. One unit is always at the station and the others are rotated through the patrol vehicles currently in use during each shift. The AEDs and related equipment are compatible with the more sophisticated machines in use by the Wilbraham Fire Department. This allows the fire department medics to plug into the police equipment at a scene resulting in more efficient patient care. Pictured is Officer John Siniscalchi training on one of the new machines.