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Shocking, new approach

Heart Safe La Plata has placed 203 defibrillators, more planned

.T. Coyne demonstrates the use of a heart defibrillator in the Herald studio Thursday. This defibrillator is used in training classes; the real pads are slightly different. 

Shocking, new approach

.T. Coyne demonstrates the use of a heart defibrillator in the Herald studio Thursday. This defibrillator is used in training classes; the real pads are slightly different. 

For more information

Information about Heart Safe La Plata, including a list of community sites that house an automated external defibrillator, or AED, is available at www.heartsafelaplata.org. Information also is available from Patty Egger at 382-6031. J.T. Coyne is available to schedule training at 769-7473 or classes@heartsafe laplata.org.

"We require a buy-in - the recipient of an AED has to pay half the cost. We train six people at each AED location free, but we charge for retraining."

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