A New Milford business has donated Automated External Defibrillators to the Candlewood Lake Authority and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection EnCon Police.
The owners of heartsmart.com recently met two of the CLA officers while boating on Candlewood Lake. They asked if patrol vessels were equipped with AEDs, and found out that they are not.
The portable device checks heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest.
Brian and Amanda Marshall donated four AED units, two for DEEP operating on Candlewood Lake and two for the Candlewood Lake Authority.