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Thanks to grant, LF-R gets eight new AEDs
New LF-R AEDs Web
Eight new automatic external defibrillators, or AEDs, are lined up in front of Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Engine. The LF-R recently purchased the AEDs thanks to a more than $8,600 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. - photo by Provided by the LF-R
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently purchased eight new automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, thanks to a more than $8,600 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. According to a LF-R press release, AEDs are medical devices that allow trained medical first responders to shock the heart of a cardiac arrest patient back into a normal rhythm. Studies have shown that every 1 1/2 minutes in the United States, someone dies due to sudden cardiac arrest.

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