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Some public buildings in Lowndes Co. will soon have AEDs

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An example of an AED An example of an AED
Paige Dukes Paige Dukes
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Potentially lifesaving equipment is coming to public buildings in Lowndes County.
 
The county plans to use a homeland security grant to purchase nine automated external defibrillators. The machines deliver an electric shock to someone who goes into cardiac arrest to help restart their heart.
 
 "Many times, early treatment, such as an AED, can make all the difference in the world in saving someone's life," Paige Dukes, Lowndes County Public Information Officer, explained. "So, whenever Lowndes County Emergency Management saw an opportunity to be able to bring this grant to Lowndes County and provide these AEDs, certainly it was a no-brainer to apply for the funds."
 
The defibrillators will be installed in the buildings across the county in the next couple of months.

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