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