• By Ashleigh Sloop
  • Posted Monday, August 5, 2013

Sheriff's Office to Receive Donation from Clemmons Community Foundation

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is proud to be the recipient of four Automated External Defibrillators (AED) from the Clemmons Community Foundation. Sheriff William T. Schatzman will be accepting the AED’s to be used by Clemmons Community Policing deputies.

Sudden cardiac arrest is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Timely assistance using an AED resource and early cardiopulmonary resuscitation greatly increases the chance of survival. An AED is a portable device used to administer an electric shock to the heart and restore the heart’s normal rhythm. The devices have voice prompts that easily assist a novice to successfully perform necessary action. If a person does not need the shock of an AED, it will not deliver a shock. It is not possible to hurt someone with an AED; they can only be used to save someone’s life.

President Frank Samuelson and Vice President Joanna Lyall of Clemmons Community Foundation will be presenting the donation to Sheriff Schatzman on behalf of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Samuelson is an advocate of making the Village of Clemmons a safe place to live. Through the donation of AED’s, assistance to citizens who suffer sudden cardiac arrest can arrive faster.

The Clemmons Community Foundation hopes to equip all Clemmons Community Policing deputies with AED’s. The cost of each device is $1,500. If you would like to donate toward equipping the remainder of the patrol cars and other “key” locations, contact the Clemmons Community Foundation.

On Monday afternoon, August 5th, 2013 at 3:00 p.m., the Clemmons Community Foundation will officially present the donation to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Clemmons Community Policing Section. The event will take place at the Clemmons Community Policing field office, located at 2625 Neudorf Road, Clemmons, NC.

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