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Wakefield municipal building gets AED for gym


November 8, 2019

Kim E. Strom/Daily Globe

American Red Cross CPR instructor Frank O'Brien demonstrates how an AED (automated external defibrillator) works. An AED will now be installed in the Wakefield Municipal Building's gym. Several city employees trained Thursday on how to use the device which once turned on, walks the user through the process.


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WAKEFIELD - The city of Wakefield and AED Energy Partners, an AED company, have joined forces to install an automated external defibrillator in the city's municipal building.

This collaboration is part of the Wakefield City Council's initiative to have an AED accessible in the municipal building, so that an individual in sudden cardiac arrest could receive life-saving shocks within minutes.

AEDs are medical devices designed to provide an electrical shock to a person who has collapsed in an sudden cardiac arrest from an irregular heart rhythm. In ma...

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