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AED installed at Town Beach

The Town of Bristol recently installed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device outside the Romano Building at Bristol Town Beach. The AED can be a critical, lifesaving measure when a person is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

This device can be used by the general public, if necessary, to help a victim’s heart return to its natural rhythm, until emergency responders arrive.

The AED was obtained by Parks and Recreation Director Warren Rensehausen, through a grant from the RI Interlocal Trust.

The Bristol Fire Department provided the AED that is contained inside an insulated box for year-round availability.

In an emergency, a user simply needs to call 911 to receive a code to open the box and access the device.

Currently, at least one AED is located in most town buildings. In addition, external AEDs are located at:
• Bristol Town Beach
• Town Softball/Baseball Sports Complex
• Town Common basketball court
• State St. dock

Many of the devices and their enclosures were acquired as surplus equipment, donations, or grant funding.

Pictured below are (l-r): Fire Chief Michael DeMello, Town Administrator Steven Contente, and Parks and Recreation Director Warren Rensehausen.

Town Officials display AED at Bristol Town Beach