Author: Maria Dudzak

AEDs installed in the North Tongass Service Area

The North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department recently purchased 34 automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, and is finishing installation of the units. Fire chief Jerry Kiffer says the project was funded through a Commercial Passenger Vessel grant due to the large number of cruise ship passengers bused into the service area. He says time is critical if someone goes into cardiac arrest, and to be effective, defibrillation need to happen within five minutes of a heart attack. Kiffer says in the best-case scenario, after receiving a call, it will take emergency responders at least five to eight minutes to reach...

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Arts Council Report

Jeff Fitzwater, Marni Rickelmann and Kathleen Light of KAAHC speak about concerts and other events. Roy McPherson discusses the Windjammers’ performance and closing of music stores nation-wide.                                    ...

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