Defibtech, Valek & Co. Coordinate Donation of 25 Defibrillators to Maine schools, April 2008

Valek & Co. client Defibtech donated 25 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for Maine schools in February. Presented by Defibtech CEO Dr. Glenn Laub, the donation was applauded by U.S. Senator Susan Collins (Maine) and Maine Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at a school event in Carmel coordinated by Valek & Co. Defibtech designs and manufactures AEDs, which are portable, electronic devices that can shock a heart back into normal rhythm and save a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.

Attending the event in addition to Senator Collins and Dr. Laub were Maine EMS director Jay Bradshaw, representatives from schools receiving AEDs, state and local EMS personnel, and Defibtech representatives. News organizations throughout Maine covered the event, which gave school representatives the opportunity to meet Senator Collins and receive an AED for their school.

Senator Collins is the one of the Senate's most ardent advocates of AEDs, having sponsored legislation funding the deployment of AEDs in rural areas and in schools. Defibtech - named the fastest growing medical equipment company in North America by Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 Awards - has won several awards for the design and cost-effectiveness of its AEDs.


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