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Gallatin Heart Rescue Now Accepting Applications for Free Life-Saving AEDS

01/13/2015
Heart attacks can happen anywhere, anytime. That’s why Gallatin Heart Rescue is offering life-saving cardiac equipment to schools, First Responders and other non-profit organizations in surrounding counties.

Eligible groups from Gallatin, Madison, Park, Jefferson, Broadwater, Beaverhead and Meagher Counties can apply to receive at no cost an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), a portable electronic device that can shock a heart to re-establish a normal heart beat rhythm and prevent cardiac arrest. Each group receiving an AED will be responsible for receiving the trained needed to use the device.

Gallatin Heart Rescue, a partnership among Bozeman Deaconess Health Services, American Medical Response (ambulance service), Absaroka Emergency Physicians and Gallatin County Law Enforcement & Fire Agencies, was created to increase the rate of survival from sudden cardiac arrest by training community members in life-saving CPR. They recently received a grant to provide AEDs to the community to further increase survival rates.

Applications for an AED must be postmarked by February 6, 2015. For more information about the grant process or to receive an application, call Sandi Burgard at 406-414-5018 or email sburgard@bdh-boz.com. More information about the program is available at www.gallatinheartrescue.com.
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