Chatham County workers get defibrillator training

Chatham County workers get defibrillator training

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Chatham County employees received a lifesaving lesson on Monday.

Southside Fire and EMS taught county employees how to use an automatic external defibrillator or AED.

The county has purchased 10 new AEDs and Chatham County Employee Services and Training Manager Van Johnson helped set up the training. The AEDs hang in public buildings all over the county in case someone has a heart attack or ventricular fibrillation.

Mary Hill, an EMS training officer said that if you have no heartbeat, that the AED shocks the heart to a flatline it an attempt to reset itself.

Nearly 30 employees were selected from a number of buildings to receive the training.

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