The Garfield County School Board recently approved the purchase of 11 automated external defibrillators (AED’s) with an estimated cost of $12,000. The AED is a portable electronic device used in cardiac arrhythmias which can lead to cardiac arrest. These devices are already located in the some of the schools throughout the District. The new devices will be available in gymnasiums of every school in the District. The employees in the schools will be trained on how to use the AED. However, most of AED devices will verbally give step by step instructions on the correct procedures to operate the device in an emergency. Garfield School District continues to make the schools as safe as possible and, with the addition of the new AED devices, we will be more prepared to handle emergency situations in the buildings.
–Superintendent Ben Dalton