STAFFORD TOWNSHIP — The Police Department and Bay Avenue Community Center have three new automated external defibrillators.

The Southern Ocean Rotary Club, along with the AtlantiCare Heart Heroes program, donated the life-saving devices Wednesday at the Rotary Club’s luncheon, police said in a statement.

An AED, a small portable device, has electrodes that are attached to a victim’s chest and can deliver a shock to the heart when it experiences fibrillation, or a quivering or irregular heartbeat.

Mayor John Spodofora, police Chief Thomas Dellane and other officers accepted the donation.

Two of the AEDs will be placed in police vehicles. The third will go to the community center to be used by the Recreation Department and community groups who use the facility, police said.

Never miss breaking news as it happens! Sign up now to receive alerts delivered to your inbox.

Contact:

609-272-7090 wdiez@pressofac.com

Twitter: @_waldy

Recommended for you

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Soon we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account.