Century Saves Cash On AED Units, You Can Too With Escambia County Program

January 8, 2018

When the Town of Century decided purchase three automated external defibrillators (AED), they discovered they could save hundreds of dollars using a county program that is available to all Escambia County residents.

The best quote Century obtained for the LifePak CR Plus was $1,659 each, including a wall-mount cabinet. The town was able to purchase the exact same unit at a price of $1,317.31 plus $99 for the cabinet through the Escambia County program, saving the town hundreds of dollars on the three devices.

Century placed their new AED units at town hall, the community center on Highway 4 and the maintenance shop.

Escambia County announced the program in 2016 that gives churches, businesses and even individuals the chance to purchase an AED at the same cost ($1,317.31) the county received during its last bid solicitation.

An automated external defibrillator is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock can stop an irregular heart rhythm and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest is an abrupt loss of heart function. If it’s not treated within minutes, it quickly leads to death.

According to Escambia County, AEDs are important because they make it possible for more people to respond to a medical emergency where defibrillation is required. Because AEDs are portable, they can be used by anyone who has been trained how to use them – not only by medical professionals. They can be made part of emergency response programs that also include rapid use of 9-1-1 and prompt delivery of CPR. All three of these activities are vital to improving survival from cardiac arrest.

For more information, contact Escambia County Public Safety at (850) 471-6400.

Pictured; An AED installed in the lobby of the Century Town Hall. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


3 Responses to “Century Saves Cash On AED Units, You Can Too With Escambia County Program”

  1. ProudArmyParent on January 8th, 2018 6:29 pm

    On November 16, 2017 while dinning at the #1 China Buffet in Brewton, Alabama my husband experienced heart failure. If it had not been the a woman stepping forward and stating, “I’m a CNA and I know CPR”. This woman started heart compressions and continued them till the fire rescue arrived. These men continued heart compression for over 15 minutes till an ambulance arrived with a defibrillator. The EMTs shocked my husband 12 times. If it had not been for these heroes our Thanksgiving would have been totally different. I thank my Lord everyday for putting the right people in the right place for our time of need. I pray one day soon my husband and I will get to thank these wonderful people for all they did for us that evening. I am happy to say my husband is doing well.
    I pray that ALL will see the importance CPR training and a defibrillator available.

  2. Nana of 16 on January 8th, 2018 8:58 am

    WELL—-after reading about the 2016 Budget ordeal I must take my previous remark back.CENTURY you are not going in the right direction with this……

    I was once a City Clerk for 8.5 years in Alabama and it appears to me the Century City Clerk should be looked at. She is the person responsible for overseeing the day to day operations on a Municipality, HOWEVER, I know from previous experience the Council has the say so with the funds. AND, CENTURY RESIDENTS WHO SIGNS THOSE CHECKS AND APPROVES THOSE TRANSFERS?????????

    Just because Anne Brooks is a CPA and on the Council doesn’t mean she is the Manager of the FUNDS, she and the Council are only aware of the line items put before them.

    Yes, I live in Alabama but I was raised in Pensacola and I have friends in Century and I hate to see this happening to all of you.

  3. Nana of 16 on January 8th, 2018 8:11 am

    GOOD FOR YOU CENTURY…some movement in the right direction. Now was everyone trained on how to use them?

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