Fire Department to donate defibrillator to Peru

Donation made in honor of former chief’s brother who died of heart failure

— Currently the town of Peru has one AED at the highway department Glushko said and the new AED should be on the field as the spring athletics begin.

“As soon as we get all our training requirements out of the way we will take possession of the defibrillator,” Glushko said. “We want to make sure everything is properly documented and we have to have a doctor who sponsors our program.”

The town must have a doctor who documents any use of the defibrillator and monitors its maintenance before the town can accept the AED, Glushko said.

Glushko said he was grateful for the fire department’s donation to the town, but noted he hopes that it doesn’t have to be used.

“It’s a piece of equipment you hopefully never have to use, but if you do need to use it you want it to be there,” Glushko said.

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