Montecito firefighters

Montecito firefighters stand beside a defibrillator station recently donated to and installed at the Carpinteria campus of Girls Inc. 

The Montecito Firefighters Charitable Foundation recently donated two Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machines and response kits to the community which will be housed at Girls Inc. of Carpinteria. CPR and early defibrillation is effective in saving lives when used in the first few minutes following collapse from sudden cardiac arrest. 

“With so many lives entrusted on our campus daily, we are dedicated to ensuring all the necessary tools and equipment are available, if ever needed,” said Jamie Collins, Girls Inc. executive director. “We are grateful to the Montecito Firefighters Charitable Foundation for outfitting our campus with these two machines and additional equipment that can be utilized as a lifesaving resource for our community.” 

The donated equipment from MFCF includes two Defibtech Lifeline AED machines, two alarmed wall-mounted boxes to house the equipment, two sets of pediatric defibrillation pads, two Curaplex Red Response kits, and two Curaplex Stop the Bleed basic kits.

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