Ferndale Rotary recently donated $5,000.00 to the Ferndale Fire Dept to purchase new AEDs. (Automated External Defibrillator) We bought two LifePak 1000 units. This allows us to have a primary and backup unit that are exactly the same, so we only have to train on one machine. The new AEDs are lighter, faster to set up and use, and have much longer battery life.
Ferndale Fire returned their original AEDs to Rotary, and Rotary donated them to Petrolia and Honeydew Fire Departments. Honeydew did not have an AED and Petrolia did not have a backup unit.
The Ferndale, Petrolia and Honeydew Fire Departments are very grateful for these donations. Our responses to medical emergencies will be improved in each of our fire districts.