FARMINGTON, Utah – The Davis County School District is improving the safety of their students by installing new automated external defibrillators.
Utah State University’s shooting guard knows first-hand how helpful those AEDs are. He collapsed in practice just over a month ago when his heart stopped. But the presence of an AED and a prepared coach saved his life.
And now thanks to a $300,000 federal stimulus fund, those life-saving devices are being placed in every Davis County school. The district offers training on the devices to certain teachers and staff members at the beginning of the year.
But the defibrillators are just the first step for the district. They say they’ll be providing AEDs to all athletic directors in district high schools so they’re available at practice and on the field at games.