KTAL-TV, Bossier City, Louisiana, U.S
The Kiwanis Club of Bossier City has raised funds to donate portable defibrillators to all middle and high schools in Bossier Parish.
In addition to the cost of the devices, Kiwanians are also providing funds for the necessary training to operate the devices, said Bossier Schools Superintendent Ken Kruithof.
“We are particularly grateful to the Kiwanis club for their fundraising efforts and their generosity to our school community,” he said.
Kruithof explained that having the defibrillators at each school not only benefits the students, but also the parents and grandparents who visit the schools for sporting events and other occasions.
“The devices can be used to resuscitate a person until medical people can arrive on the scene,” he said.
Nov 07 2008, 09:46 AM