"It's the speed that we need," says Ron Thwing from the Michigan American Red Cross. In an interview with Channel 8 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Thwing and Roger Packard discuss the importance of having automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools: "These devices save more lives when used with CPR than just CPR alone." Time is not on the side of someone who has sudden cardiac arrest, and schools should make sure they are prepared in case of an emergency. Local, state and federal governments often provides funding for AEDs in the form of AED grants.
Government Funding for Rural AEDs Increases