recreation safety

Likelihood of Survival During Rescues in the State Parks of Utah Much Greater Due to AEDs

Dave Shearer, the Great Salt Lake harbor master, talks about the need for automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) within the Utah State Parks. Says Shearer, the Great Salt Lake, while only 15 feet deep on average, is a large body of water bigger than the state of Rhode Island and is actually considered a sea, with waves that can be deadly. “Because of the nature of …

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Utah State Parks Uses AAA Donation to Purchase HeartSine Samaritan Public Access Defibrillators to Help Ensure the Safety of Visitors

Utah State Parks, which manages numerous parks and access to waterways, is using part of a $75,000 donation from AAA Utah to obtain HeartSine® samaritan® Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) to protect its visitors who are often in remote locations where access to emergency services is limited.

By obtaining the Automatic External Defibrillators (AED), Utah State Parks is seeking to increase …

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