Release Date: 11/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center is now a safer place, thanks to a generous donation by LifeFlight, Maine's emergency medical helicopter service, and Zoll Medical Corporation, the leading manufacturer of AEDs (automated external defibrillator). The new AED, which will be located outside the first floor bathrooms in MOFGA’s main building, can be used in case of a heart attack.
"In the event of a major medical emergency, time is of the essence,” says Thomas Judge, LifeFlight’s executive director. “Having an AED close by can make the difference between life and death. LifeFlight and Zoll were happy to make MOFGA's headquarters a safer place to work and hold meetings."
LifeFlight provides emergency critical care and transport using two helicopters (one based in Lewiston and one in Bangor), specialized medical equipment and a highly-trained crew. Each year LifeFlight cares for more than 1,500 critically ill or injured people from all across Maine.
"This AED is an important piece of medical equipment to have on our site," says Chris Hamilton, MOFGA’s associate director. "We are grateful to both LifeFlight and Zoll for making this especially generous donation."
Pictured making the donation are Flight Medic Kalem Malcolm, Flight Nurse Sam Schaab, MOFGA Associate Director Chris Hamilton, and Lewiston Base Manager and Flight Nurse/Medic Heather Cady.