200 Club Donates Defibrillators to Savannah FD

Protecting the people who protect us, that's the goal of the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire. Last night, they held their annual meeting with some special guests. The group donated two defibrillators to the Savannah Fire Department.

Firefighters took time out to say thank you. Almost half of the firefighters who are killed on the job suffer cardiac arrest, and the 200 Club's trying to prevent that.

"It means a lot to me to be able to tell families of fallen officers and firefighters that there are citizens out there who deeply care for their well being and for the sacrifices their families made," said Tak Argentinis, the 200 Club's president.

The defibrillators are being donated in memory of former Claxton fire chief Larry Rogers, who died after fighting three fires in one day.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com