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Tennesseans will soon have access to AED devices

JACKSON, TEN. (WBNJ)-The city of Jackson is 1 out of 5 cities selected by Avive Solutions to participate in the 4 minute city project. Tennesseans can use an automated external defibrillator to assist during cardiac arrest before first responders arrive.

“The process of becoming a 4 minute city is to deploy the AED within the city so every citizens is within minutes of a device,” said Tracy Case.

According to Case, about 100 citizens in Jackson pass away from cardiac arrest each year and most of those citizens are over the age of 40. Case says, that static hits close to home.

For families like the Case’s, Patrons can receive hands on training on how to use an AED and also CPR education. Case says, you do not have to be a trained medical professional to use an AED.

Tennesseans can attend the free training events from now until May 15th every Saturday at the Farmer’s Market from eight to noon.

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