Laramie County Library System increases safety with the installation of a new AED

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Cheyenne Chapter 132 of Mended Hearts donates to the Laramie County Library System, allowing an installation of an automated external defibrillator. The device is another step toward improving community health and safety precautions. “We looked around town to see where the need [for this device] was greatest, and the library came to mind,” said Robert Lick, the out-going president of the Cheyenne Chapter. “A lot of people come in and out of the library each day—and you just never know. If it saves someone’s life, then it’s well worth it.” Managers and key employees attended a basic first aid, CPR and AED class before the installation, leaving at least one certified staff member will be on hand in the event the device is needed. “We are so grateful to Mended Hearts for providing this critical, life-saving device for the library,” County Librarian Carey D. Hartmann said. “Employees who have received training found it easy to use and are appreciative of the training provided by Laramie County through Red Cross.” Mended Hearts is the largest cardiovascular peer-to-peer support network in the world. The device was donated in memory of Cheyenne Mended Hearts member Billy Stoner. *Feature photo: LCL County Librarian Carey D. Hartmann and Chief Operating Officer Laura Block accept the AED from Mended Hearts members Marion Yoder and out-going president Robert Lick, and family members of former member Billy Stoner. Laramie County Library/Pitchengine Communities * #shortgo #news