St. John’s Lutheran Church Receives AED Grant
Today was an important and special day at St. John’s Lutheran Church here in Ely. Thanks to Kent Noska, a resident in town and congregation member of the church, who successfully applied for assistance in receiving an AED via a grant through Think Safe. AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.
In Ely we are fortunate that our Volunteer Fire Department is located right here in town – meaning that precious minutes can be saved when responding to an emergency; however, an AED may be necessary to use in a moments notice. In the event to of a medical emergency, always make sure that someone is directed to contact 911 immediately.
Pastor Brian wants to stress the importance that in the event of a medical emergency, if you are in or near the Church, this life saving resource is available to the entire Community and all residents and/or visitors. The location of the AED is mounted on the wall just inside their front doors off of Walker Street.
Present to receive the donated AED and the first three trained on how to use it were Pastor Brian Middleswarth, Guy Schultz and Ed Mertens.
Thank you to Think Safe and St. John’s Lutheran Church for helping to keep our Community safe and prepared!