People who work out upstairs at Drumheller's Badlands Community Facility have some extra piece of mind this week thanks to the Drumheller Rotary Club.
On Tuesday, March 20 they donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) that has been installed in the hallway outside the main banquet halls.
"They actually have an AED downstairs, but when you have that issue with a person having a heart attack and needing an AED to get the rhythm back in their heart, seconds count," stated Rotarian Ken Briault, who represented the club at the unveiling.
"We use the Facility ourselves quite a bit for functions and you never know," he added. "It could be one of our people that need it, or myself, so we definitely wanted to help out."
Briault told 99.5 Drum-FM he heard about the need for an upstairs defibrillator at the BCF from the town's Technical Services Manager, Reg Bennett.
"I've known Reg for quite a long time and he mentioned they were looking to put one up there," he recalled. "I said you come to a meeting with me and talk to the club, and we didn't have any problem getting it passed at all."
The Rotary Club also donated $500 to the Curling Club towards the purchase of an AED for their building.

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