FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) - The Fitzgerald High School Athletic Department is calling on the community to help fill a lifesaving need.
The school is trying to buy at least five more defibrillators to have at all athletic events.
The machines will be placed throughout the schools to help anyone who suffers cardiac arrest.
Having defibrillators on site, instead of having to wait for paramedics, could save lives.
"The magic number is 3-4 minute range because after that point, after four minutes, you generally start seeing true death in the heart and with the brain," Fitzgerald Athletic Director Paul Stokes.
To help with the cost, call or visit Fitzgerald High.