Gallatin Heart Rescue Now Accepting Applications for Free Life-Saving AEDS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. More information
about the program is available at www.gallatinheartrescue.com.