Caldwell public pool gets defibrillator to aid in medical emergencies

Posted at 5:14 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 19:14:26-04

CALDWELL, Idaho — When a person suffers a heart attack, every second counts.

The sooner helps arrives, the better the chances of the person surviving.

That's why the West Valley Medical Center donated a two-thousand dollar portable defibrillator (also known as an AED) Wednesday to the Caldwell Municipal Pool.

Experts say making the devices available at public locations is critical to providing life-saving medical help.

Paramedics were on hand today providing training on how to use the AED.