FASTEX, a company that offers first aid and safety training and supplies, has chosen the first two recipients for their AED Grant Program. The two organizations are Texas Special Olympics and the Salvation Army Mabee Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
FASTEX supplies automated external defibrillators, first aid supplies, CPR+AED training and other services to North Texas businesses.
Online PR News – 01-October-2013 –In recognition of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, FASTEX of North Texas has chosen two Texas organizations to receive the first two ZOLL AED Plus defibrillators as part of their new AED Grant Program. The ZOLL AED Plus can assist first responders in resuscitating victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which claims more than 350,000 lives each year.
"We launched this program to get the ZOLL AED Plus into the hands of those who need them, but cannot afford to outfit their organization with them," said Fran Riggs, President of FASTEX. "The tragedy is that sudden cardiac arrest claims a life every two minutes in this country. With a ZOLL AED Plus on hand, even an untrained individual has the ability to save a life." Ms. Riggs added that it takes 13 minutes on average for emergency teams to arrive from a 911 call, and "with sudden cardiac arrest, you donít have that much time."
The first two recipients of the FASTEX AED Grant Program are the Special Olympics Texas and The Salvation Army Mabee Center in Fort Worth, Texas. FASTEX chose these two organizations because of what they accomplish for people in need and people with disabilities in North Texas.
"We have a passion for the Special Olympics," Ms. Riggs said. "We attend their events here in North Texas. For example, we assisted as first responders at a recent fund raising event and provided a first aid station. We also have a passion for the good work of the local Salvation Army, which provides food and shelter to the homeless while also meeting their spiritual needs. These are two very deserving organizations."
AEDs, or Automated External Defibrillators, are portable medical devices that check the heart rhythm of a victim, and can send an electric shock to the heart to restore a normal rhythm, if needed. AEDs allow anyone nearby to quickly assist victims of SCA (sudden cardiac arrest), which can affect anyone of any age. Today, many businesses, schools and sports teams keep AEDs on hand and ensure that there are trained individuals on site who are prepared to act fast in the event of SCA event. FASTEX provides AEDs, batteries and replacement parts, CPR+AED training, first aid supplies and safety training throughout North Texas.
The FASTEX AED Grant Program is available to all organizations in need and will continue to provide ZOLL AED Plus defibrillators to applicants, based on need. Those who wish to apply for an AED grant are encouraged to submit an application for review. Donors are also welcome to contribute funds to the program to assist FASTEX in its mission to get more AEDs into more area organizations and save more lives.
FASTEX is an established area leader in first aid training and supplies, CPR training and AED program management in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. FASTEX can be reached at 972-733-0073, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit www.fas-tex.com.