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PHOTO RELEASE: Commissioners Recognize AED Installation at County Facilities

For Immediate Release
2017-223
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 2:05pm

PHOTO RELEASE: Commissioners Recognize AED Installation at County Facilities

On Tuesday, Aug. 1, the Board of Commissioners celebrated the installation of 54 Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in government buildings, community centers, local parks, and the Jude House (9505 Crain Hwy, Bel Alton).  The county secured a grant to purchase the AEDs, creating a savings of $18,900.

An AED is a portable electronic device that diagnoses life-threatening cardiac irregularities and treats the patient through defibrillation. Using an AED immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can increase the chance of survival by more than 90 percent.

PICTURED, left to right: Commissioner Ken Robinson (District 1); Dr. Roshanda Contee, The Jude House; Joane Gulvas, Safety Officer; John Filer, Department of Emergency Services; and Commissioner President Peter F. Murphy.

Photo of the event is available online at www.flickr.com/photos/charlescountygovernment/sets.

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The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.

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