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South Tongass Volunteer Fire Dept. receives $7,500 from Wal-Mart


February 01, 2006

Ketchikan, Alaska - South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $7,500 from Ketchikan's Wal-Mart for Advanced Life Support equipment on Tuesday. According to Chief Scott R. Davis, these funds will make it possible to purchase 12-lead monitoring equipment for the department. This type of EKG monitoring enables early recognition of a myocardial infarction (heart attack).

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Terry Smith, Ketchikan Wal-Mart Store Manager, presents
STVFD Chief Davis a check for $7,500.

Davis said, "With this monitoring capability, this department can recognize a potential
life-threatening rhythm and alert emergency personnel at KGH for treatment. In addition, any life-threatening rhythm can be transmitted via facsimile to KGH through any phone line."

"This department extends its most sincere and heart-felt "Thank You" to Karen and Terry of the Ketchikan Wal-Mart, Ketchikan Associates and to Wal-Mart for providing this piece of life-saving equipment for our department!," said Chief Davis.

South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department's Chief Davis has been involved in fire and EMS services for the past 20 years in Ketchikan.

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