Fire Department Donates Defibrillators to Conner Cares Foundation
From Anne Arundel County Fire Departmentspokesman Chief Michael Cox:
As part of County Executive John R. Leopold’s efforts to support those in need, County Executive John R. Leopold and Fire Chief John Robert Ray have donated fifteen Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) that were being replaced by the Fire Department to the Connor Cares Foundation in honor of recent legislation that was passed in the County requiring that all public swimming pools/clubs have an AED on site.
The Connor Cares Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization which was founded in 2006 after the death of five-year-old Connor Freed, who drowned at a pool in Crofton The Foundation’s mission is to further the education and training of lifesaving personnel at all public/private pools; work to set minimum standards of safety to reduce drownings; and to introduce legislation to promote uniformity in lifesaving techniques and reaction times at pools. Since its creation, the foundation has donated defibrillators (AEDs) throughout Anne Arundel County and other areas within the region. The donated AEDs will be distributed to pools/swim clubs in Anne Arundel County to help these facilities comply with the new Law that was enacted July 9, 2012.
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department encourages all County residents to learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and become familiar with the use of Automated External Defibrillators. Those who are interested can go to the following link: http://www.aacounty.org/Fire/EMS/learnCPR.cfm to view additional information regarding CPR training sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.