Larry Chasteen, director of the North Scott County Ambulance District, presented the Scott County Commission with an Automatic External Defibrillator for the courthouse during their regular meeting Tuesday.
AEDs, which are portable electronic devices that can be simply used by laymen to automatically diagnose and treat potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions, are being distributed to ambulance districts in the state by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, a division of the Department of Health, according to Chasteen.
"The North Scott County Ambulance District was looking for areas with a lot of people coming through and they thought the courthouse would be a great area to put one of them," Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn said.
"We received three," Chasteen said. "Most schools already have one and the courthouse did not."
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