Community organizations may receive free defibrillators


PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Community Health Services/Lifespan Community Training Center is making Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and education available through a community-based program, according to a Lifespan press release.

Lifespan will distribute 50 AEDs, which can save lives when someone is suffering from cardiac arrest, to cities and qualifying community organizations.

Being able to rapidly access an AED device and provide CPR can greatly increase an individual’s chance of survival.

To learn if your community organization is eligible to receive a free AED, contact Marianne Stepanian, R.N., cardiac project coordinator for Lifespan Community Health Service, at 444-8063 or