You’ve probably walked right past an AED and never even noticed it – they are small devices, usually mounted on a wall, that can literally save the life of someone in cardiac arrest.
Warren County Emergency Services is getting 10 AEDs – automated external defibrillators – on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
A team from Duke University’s RACE CARS program is heading to Warrenton Wednesay morning to make the presentation.
Warren County has been highlighted for its “outstanding work with cardiac arrest survival,” according to information from Charla Duncan.
Chief Joel Bartholomew and Capt. Chris Tucker are just a couple of local officials who will be on hand at 9:30 a.m.
The emergency services headquarters is located at 890 U.S. 158 Bypass in Warrenton.
RACE CARS is an acronym that stands for Randomized Cluster Evaluation of Cardiac Arrest Systems and Warren County is taking part in the trial study to test the implementation of community interventions to improve survival for people with cardiac arrest.
See more about the program here: https://racecarstrial.org/