Pine County Purchases Defibrillators, Chair Montbriand: “Top Priority”

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 at 5:18 am

Pine County is purchasing 27 defibrillators to place in Pine County squad cars costing $34,000.  The county board approved the measure Tuesday.

The equipment will be purchased through a state bid.   County Chair Ed Montbriand says this will save the county roughly $600 per device.  He adds that for him, getting the defibrillators in the cars is a top priority.

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Defibrillators apply shocks to the heart to restore a normal beating patterns following a heart attack.

Pine County Sheriff Mark Mansavage says the Sheriff’s Office will pursue possible federal stimulus grants for the cost of the equipment.

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