The Hancock Volunteer Fire Department has a new piece of life-saving technology thanks to a donation from the Keweenaw Health Foundation.
Keweenaw Health Foundation Executive Director Ed Jenich presented a new portable automatic external defibrillator to Second Assistant Fire Chief Neil Ahola on Thursday, February 16th at the fire department in Hancock.
An AED device is used to restore normal heart rhythm, and provides critical, necessary treatment for sudden cardiac arrest.
Having an AED allows the department’s volunteer firefighters to be better prepared for an emergency 24/7.
This is the second AED device that the Keweenaw Health Foundation has donated in support of local volunteer fire departments.
In June of 2016, they donated $2,500 to the Calumet Village Fire Department to purchase a new AED.