Friday, September 20, 2013

NC Ham Group Receives Donated Defibrillator

Orange County Radio Amateurs in North Carolina now has a new tool to bring along to public service events … an automatic external defibrillator, or AED, donated by a local medical practice. OCRA provides communications support for a variety of races and other sporting events and in case of a problem along the course requiring a defibrillator, the group can promptly get it delivered to relieve anyone performing CPR. The donation came from Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, which noted in a news release that they "are proud to donate such a vital piece of emergency equipment to OCRA, although they sincerely hope OCRA never has to use it."