Kingsbury County Director of Equalization Tammy Anderson spoke Tuesday to the Kingsbury County Commissioners about a recent cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course that was held at the courthouse.
Anderson had approached the Kingsbury County commissioners earlier in the year and said Wade Hoefert, a local volunteer emergency medical technician, was willing to volunteer his time to teach a CRP class to interested county personnel.
Eleven county employees and one county commissioner attended the course April 9 and 16.
As part of the training, Hoefert also demonstrated an automated external defibrillator called the Lifeline AED, a device that is available in many public places in case of a cardiac emergency.
An AED checks the heart rhythm. If needed, it can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest. The machine is able to determine whether or not a person actually needs a shock to their heart.