Licking Memorial Health Systems recently donated potentially life-saving devices throughout Licking County. Law enforcement agencies and schools received 117 automated external defibrillators (AED) to use in suspected cases of sudden cardiac arrest. President and chief executive officer Rob Montagnese announced the donations recently.

Licking Memorial Health Systems recently donated potentially life-saving devices throughout Licking County. Law enforcement agencies and schools received 117 automated external defibrillators (AED) to use in suspected cases of sudden cardiac arrest. President and chief executive officer Rob Montagnese announced the donations recently.

They included 70 units to police departments in Alexandria, Buckeye Lake, Granville, Heath, Hebron, Johnstown, Kirkersville, Newark, Pataskala, St. Louisville and Utica; three units to Licking County Adult Probation; 42 units to the Licking County Sheriff's Department; one unit to Eleanor S. Weiant School; and one unit to Licking County Christian Academy.

AEDs are designed to be used in conjunction with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and can be used on adults and children who weigh at least 55 pounds. A lay person can operate them with just brief instructions.

For more information, visit www.LMHealth.org.