COLUMBUS, GA - On Thursday, April 8, 2010, Auburn University's Office of Greek Life presented the Auburn Police Division with eight Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
These portable electronic devices are used in cases of life threatening cardiac arrhythmias that have led to cardiac arrest.
The purchase of the AEDs was made possible with money raised by fraternity and sorority members during their annual "Greek Week" activities.
They will be placed in designated patrol vehicles and used by trained officers in rendering critical first-responder aid to the citizens of Auburn should such immediate attention be needed.
Automated External Defibrillators can be found in places including corporate and government office buildings, shopping centers, restaurants, casinos, hotels, sporting venues, schools, community centers, health clubs and any other location where people may congregate.
Auburn Police Chief Frank deGraffenried said, "We are excited to receive these new life saving devices and are extremely grateful to Auburn University's Greek community for making them possible."
Source: Auburn Police Department