Regis J Korba
2721 Lantana Ave.
The Villages, FL 32162
AED (Automated external defibrillators) Update
I hope many of you read the newspaper Sunday 02/14/21 featuring the AED Army in The Villages. We are pleased to tell you that we have 3 AED units in our neighborhood and 20+ trained responders in case there is a cardiac arrest nearby. The protocol for you is CALL 911, unlock your doors and turn on your outside lights. The 911 operator will notify us since we should arrive before the EMS.
Bonnie Klein had the AED idea in 2010 and during the next year we raised funds, trained responders in CPR/AED and installed the AED units in February 2012. Most neighbors at that time donated to our fund which ranged from $100 to $1,400 (the cost of one AED machine). Since 2011 many new neighbors have donated to our cause and others have done yearly fundraisers or garage sales to add to our AED bank account. For your information, the units are located on the houses at: 719 Aberdeen Run (the Mortensen’s), 2683 Radbourne Way (the Perry’s) and at 2721 Lantana Ave (the Korba’s).
If anyone is interested to learn more about the AED program or volunteer to be trained as a CPR/AED responder, contact: myself, Regis Korba, President, email: [email protected], or John Stone, our new Treasurer, email: [email protected] or our soon-to-be Treasurer emeritus, Jack Wilcox, email: [email protected] or Ken Mortensen our, CPR/AED coordinator email: [email protected] .
A note to the current CPR/AED responders: If any of you are physically unable to perform CPR, please let one of the above-mentioned committee members know so that we can provide a replacement.
Regis (edited on 11-26-2021)