Libraries Getting Defibrillators

The Timberland Regional Library District and the local American Red Cross Mt. Rainier chapter have partnered by installing defibrillators in each of the library district’s 27 libraries and the Timberland Administrative Center. The devices are electronic devices that diagnose a life-threatening cardiac arrest and treat through defibrillation, allowing the heart to re-establish effective rhythm. According to a news release from the library district, the Philips HeartStart FRx units were chosen for their ease of use, CPR coaching and pediatric key that enables everyone from infants to adults to receive the treatment, according to a press release from the library district. The devices were paid for with donations and the library district’s building fund. Library staff has received training in their use. There are Timberland Regional Libraries in Shelton, Belfair and Hoodsport.