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Summit County fire departments join Keep the Beat program

Daily News staff report

The Summit County Keep the Beat Public Access Defibrillation Project recently announced new partnerships with three Summit County Fire Districts; Copper Mountain Fire Department, Lake Dillon Fire Rescue and Red White and Blue Fire Protection District.

Since 2004, the Summit County Keep the Beat Public Access Defibrillation Project has deployed more than 180 automatic external defibrillators throughout Summit County and trained more than 2,000 lay-rescuers in CPR and AED use. The project has improved the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrests for the residents and guests of the county.

Defibrillation devices are carried on all law enforcement vehicles and have been placed in many key locations in the county, including libraries, athletic facilities, schools, golf courses, restaurants, ski resorts and other public locations.

“We are pleased to be a part of this important program that has and will continue to save lives in Summit County,” said Lori Miller, Red White and Blue fire chief.

For more information on the Keep the Beat Program, how to get an AED at your facility or for CPR/AED training, contact Summit County Ambulance at (970) 668-5777.