Catholic Social Services was granted $7200.00 from the Red Deer & District Community Foundation’s Smart and Caring Communities Fund. This money went towards CSS being able to equip four of their group homes for adults with automated external defibrillator’s (AED’s). The inhabitants of these group homes have various disabilities, medical conditions or other health issues that place them more at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. With the placement of these devices, the staff who are already trained in Emergency First Aid/CPR, were also trained in how to properly and effectively use the AED in the event of a cardiac arrest.

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