Partnership aims to bring AEDs to Ridgeland

Partnership aims to bring AEDs to Ridgeland

RIDGELAND, SC (WTOC) - Potentially life -saving devices could soon be more readily accessible to Ridgeland residents.

This is thanks to a partnership between the town and non-profit Arrhythmia Alliance based out of Hilton Head. The two groups have set a goal to put ten AEDs in Ridgeland Police and Fire Department vehicles, and install them in stations on Main Street, Town Hall, and Turpin Park.

The goal is to make fundraising for the devices a public, private partnership.

“We’re really desiring to make this a community effort, not just for community fundraising, but we want the community to have ownership in this. This is not just a fire department effort, or just the town doing it. This is for the community and by the community. Our goal is to engage with individuals and businesses, organizations in our community to really pool together so we can purchase and place these AED’s," said Henry Criss, Ridgeland Fire Department, PIO.

Contact Henry Criss with the Ridgeland Fire Department or Clare Shumway with the Arrhythmia Alliance to find out how to make a donation.

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