AED (Automated External Defibrillator) 

Thanks to the efforts of RRPC members Sheila Malmo and Meredith Beaton along with the American Heart Association (AHA) and Lovelace Heart Institute, the church has an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) mounted on the left of the entrance to the Sanctuary. A defibrillator can potentially stop an irregular heart beat (arrhythmia) and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating. According to the AHA, a victim’s chance of surviving drops by seven to 10 percent for every minute a normal heartbeat isn’t restored. We are grateful to have this life-saving device at our church.