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Hardeeville AED Ceremony

Arrhythmia Alliance Presents Hardeeville Police Department with 8 Automated External Defibrillators
Hardeeville, SC - November 28, 2017 - Arrhythmia Alliance in partnership with the City of Hardeeville, South Carolina presented the Mayor and City Council with 8 Automated External Defibrillators (AED's) today. The City will place each AED in a police cruiser for their first responders to utilize in a situation where the police officer arrives prior to Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's).
Mayor Harry Williams stated that "without the partnership with Arrhythmia Alliance, Hardeeville would not be able to provide the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED's) to their residents." Mayor Williams along with City Council and members of the Fire and Police Department were on hand to take ownership of the 8 AED's provided by Arrhythmia Alliance.
Students from the Royal Live Oaks Charter School were present during the presentation ceremony. They were able to witness the Fire and Police vehicles as the AED's were being loaded in emergency vehicles.
Program and Communications Director Shawn Williams stated that "after today, Arrhythmia Alliance will begin phase II of the Hardeeville Hearts Matter campaign. This will consist of fundraising for 9 additional AED's. This will fully equip the Police Department with AED's in every police cruiser within Hardeeville.
Mayor Williams shared his personal story of suffering a sudden cardiac arrest several years ago and he stated emphatically, that "without the presence and use of an AED, his life would have been lost to sudden cardiac arrest." It is for this reason, Arrhythmia Alliance works diligently to ensure proper placement of AED's within local communities throughout the United States.
To view the ceremony follow the following link: https://vimeo.com/245057316
For more information about how to collaborate with Arrhythmia Alliance and to become active in the placement of an AED near you, please contact Shawn Williams at s.williams@heartrhythmalliance.org. For additional information about Arrhythmia Alliance, please visit our website at www.heartrhythmalliance.org/aa/us or call 843-415-1886.


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