Helmsley Charitable Belief donates defibrillators to Omaha regulation enforcement
EDMONTON, Neb. (WOWT) – A $ 6.4 million charitable grant will fund new heart care equipment for Nebraska law enforcement and state wildlife and parks, according to a press release Friday.
Funding from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Scholarship will be used to purchase 209 automated external defibrillators. Training on the new devices will take place in autumn. Older devices are being distributed across Nebraska communities to increase public access, the publication said.
“Seconds count in cardiac arrest,” said Walter Panzirer, a Helmsley trustee. “We know that first responders in Nebraska often have to travel long distances. This funding will ensure that those who are on site before the ambulance arrives will give patients better chances of survival. “
The grant is provided by the Department of Public Health and the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services.
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