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Saint Als donates two AEDs to Celebration Park

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Posted at 12:47 PM, May 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-06 14:47:59-04

Saint Alphonsus Health System Friday donated two Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to Celebration Park and the Canyon Crossroads Transportation Museum.

“I thank both Saint Alphonsus and the Canyon County Ambulance District for making this donation happen,” said Tom Bicak, Director of Canyon County Parks. “We have over 80,000 visitors a year out here and it’s a fairly remote location, so it’s comforting to know that we are now prepared in case of an emergency where a defibrillator is needed.”

“I strongly believe that educating the public about compression-only CPR and using AEDs will improve the outcome of cardiac arrest victims in our community,” added Christine Shirazi, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Saint Alphonsus. “We’re happy to support the community effort to improve bystander interventions.” 

Celebration Park and the Canyon Crossroads Transportation Museum are located along the Snake River at 6530 Hot Spot Lane in Melba.

Celebration Park is Idaho’s only archaeological park, featuring petroglyphs and other rock art dating back 10,000 years. Visitors to the park can enjoy a number of activities including camping, fishing, boating, hiking, and birdwatching.