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.

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