Joint Life Saving Effort
Posted: Friday, August 8, 2008 12:12 pm wcp JOINT LIFE SAVING EFFORT — EMT Jamie Summers from the Martin Fire Department (center) spoke at the August meeting of the Martin Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and demonstrated the ZOLL Medical AED training device he is using to train Martin area school faculty and staff. The Martin Kiwanis Club has already purchased units for Martin Elementary, Martin Middle School and Westview High School. Summers has been busy during in-service training faculty and staff on the training unit purchased by the Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni group. Pictured with summers are Steve Lemond, president of the Martin CPAAA and Tammy Hazelwood, vice president of the Martin Kiwanis Club. Summers told the CPAAA group that in 2007, there were 22 documented cases of sudden cardiac arrest in Tennessee schools. Summers said the great thing about the ZOLL AED PLUS unit is “the ease at which the average, untrained person could use it to possibly save the life of a person or child in sudden cardiac arrest.” Mrs. Hazelwood said the Kiwanis Club spends $1400 to buy each AED. She said, “Kiwanis will try to raise enough money from our Sept. 19 delivered barbecue lunch fund raiser to purchase the AED for Martin Primary.” Contact Mrs. Hazelwood at Martin Medical Center at 587-9511, ext. 203, to purchase a ticket or to make a donation towards the AED program. Martin Kiwanis has a long-term goal of putting the AEDs in every school in Weakley County.