Branbury State Park officials welcomed a new addition to the Salisbury park last week, an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which was donated by Middlebury Ambulance.
An AED is used to administer a shock to a person in cardiac arrest. The devices are designed to allow non-medical personnel to save lives.
The AED will be housed at Branbury during the operating season each year (May-October), and it will return to Middlebury Ambulance in the winter where it will have maintenance performed on it to make sure it is ready for the next season.
All staff at Branbury are now trained in CPR and AED use. Middlebury officials said the donation has a value of $1,400.