Platte Canyon High School receives grant for AEDs
February 10, 2008
SUMMIT COUNTY ” The Platte Canyon High School in Bailey has received a grant from Centura Health’s “Jumpstart a Heart” Community Outreach Program to purchase automatic external defilbrillators (AEDs).
The grant was awarded to Platte Canyon last week by Paul Chodkowski, chief executive officer at St. Anthony’s Medical Center near Frisco. Centura’s “Jumpstart a Heart” program aims to help educate the public about the importance of Automatic External Defibrilators. Six other nonprofit organizations throughout the stare were also approved for the grants that will place AEDs in public areas.
An AED is a portable defibrillator used to deliver an electric shock to a person suffering sudden cardiac arrest. Awareness of AEDs is increasing and, as a result, more AEDs are being placed in schools, community centers, on ski mountains and in the workplace.
Platte Canyon’s emergency response was tested in 2006 when Duane Morrison held students hostage, sexually assaulting some and later killing Emily Keyes.