Halliday Rural Fire Protection District recieves $17,000

ConocoPhillips grants Halliday Rural Fire Protection District $17,000.

The Halliday Rural Fire Protection District was recently awarded a donation in the amount of $17,000 from ConocoPhillips.  The funds will be used to assist the Halliday Ambulance Service in purchasing a Lifepak 15 Monitor/Defibrillator for their second rig.

The Lifepak 15 Monitor/Defibrillator allows ambulance personnel to obtain a baseline 12-lead ECG and transmit the data to the receiving hospital while enroute with a patient.  The ability to perform and share the data allows for better treatment of STEMI patients, providing those crucial minutes for cardiac patients when they are needed.  The Lifepak is also used as an AED.  AED or Automatic External Defibrillators work by automatically detecting any abnormal arrhythmia or other life-threatening heart conditions on a person. Once this is detected, an AED deliver an electrical energy current when and if it detects that a person needs this current in order to remain alive.

The Halliday Rural Fire Protection District and Halliday Ambulance Service extends a huge thank you to ConocoPhillips for their generous donation.  The Halliday Ambulance Service currently operates with 24 active volunteer members.  Having this specialized equipment in both ambulance rigs will enable the volunteers to have the current technology for providing emergency care for their patients.

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