PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Jan. 31, 2018 – The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation announces the installation of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in five county parks to help responders treat park-goers who experience a medical emergency. An AED is a portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart when a patient experiences arrhythmia or sudden cardiac arrest.
“We worked closely with the county’s risk management team to install the AEDs in secure areas in our busiest parks,” said Department of Parks & Recreation Director Shannon Nazzal. “The majority of our staff was already certified in first aid, CPR and AEDs and all of our incoming seasonal employees will receive training on the AEDs as well.”
The AEDs are located in the following areas:
- Dunkirk District Park maintenance shop, 10750 Southern Maryland Blvd.
- Marley Run Recreational Area concession stand, 1455 Mairfield Lane
- Hallowing Point Park maintenance shop, 4755 Hallowing Point Road
- Cove Point Park maintenance shop office, 750 Cove Point Road
- Solomons Town Center Park maintenance shed, 13320 Dowell Road
Shannon added that the AED locations are clearly marked and can be used by any member of the public assisting as a first responder during an emergency.
Learn more about Parks & Recreation and its comprehensive program of recreational activities offered in its community centers, aquatic facilities, the public schools and the county parks by visiting online at www.co.cal.md.us/parksandrecreation.