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By First Responder Face-Off Foundation
The Columbus Police Department Bicycle Coordination Unit, with their narrow profile and ease of ability in maneuvering through a crowd, is often the First Responder on the scene during marathons and larger scale events held in the City of Columbus.
"Four sets of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and backpacks were requested internally with Columbus Division of Police seizure funds. These AEDs are intended for large-scale public events, to be stored at Emergency Operations Center. This would allow easy AED access for events that are mainly downtown, like the Arnold Classic, Komen, Red White and Boom, and Columbus Marathon. For outdoor events, officers on bicycles can reach a citizen experiencing sudden cardiac arrest in a thick crowd much faster than an ambulance. The backpack is made specifically for the AED and has extra straps for stability when riding a bicycle. These AEDs would be available for any assignment working a public event, not just bicycles. At this time, Division funds are not available for this purchase."
This campaign is being launched and ran by the First Responder Face-Off Foundation based in Columbus, Ohio. 100% of the proceeds raised will go toward this campaign. For Federal Income taxation purposes, your Contribution to the First Responder Face-Off Foundation is tax deductible - our IRS Tax EIN # 82-2386405.
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