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VFD wants new defibrillators

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The Valdosta Fire Department, Monday, was trying to get some new Automated External Defibrillators.

The department wanted to get seven AEDs to replace the seven that they currently have in their trucks.

Fire Chief Freddie Broome said their current AEDs were becoming outdated. At Thursday's city council meeting, the department was planning to ask for approval to apply for a grant to pay for the new devices

"Medical calls where we're doin' CPR, where we've had to use AEDs, vehicle accidents, calls like that where we're havin' to perform our medical duties we're seein' an increase. So, we just wanna make sure that we're equipped with the proper tools," Chief Broome said.

The new AEDs will cost around $20,000. The fire department hoped to have them by June 30th.

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