Robins police chief Andy Humphrey accepts defib from Robins Fire Dpet EMS director Jason Alt, and St. Lukes Foundation Rep. Tonya Arnold

Robins Firefighters give dfibs to city

At the Monday, November 7 Robins City Council meeting, representatives from the St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation and Robins Fire Department presented two AEDs to the City of Robins, one for use in the community center there and one for a Robins squad car.

Robins Fire recently identified a goal of upgrading their AEDs they use in their medical first response service to be directly compatible with Area Ambulance transport service. In doing so, they also saw an opportunity to transfer their previous, fully-functional AEDs for greater community benefit. The funds for the new AED’s were covered by the 2011 Robins Firefighters Association Pancake breakfast and a grant from the St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation.

“Due to the community’s wonderful support and the boost provided by the St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation, the community of Robins is better prepared for cardiac emergencies with this upgrade and disbursement of AED resources.” Said Jason Alt, EMS director.

The 21 volunteers of the Robins Fire Department provide fire suppression, rescue, non-transport EMS service, technical rescue, severe weather monitoring and other emergency response services to the City of Robins.

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