Fort Plain uses grant money for defibrillators
A $15,000 grant recently secured for the Fort
Plain Central School District by New York State Senator Hugh T.
Farley will partially go toward two automated external
defibrillators (or AED units) for the transportation and athletics
departments. The units cost about $2,000 each.
Athletic director Charlie Karker said the
defibrillator will primarily be used for activities at Wiles Park.
“They have them in the buildings and we have
one we’ve used for outdoor activities. Sometimes we have activities
Wiles Park and we thought we should have one there,” he said.
“All coaches on the staff have to be trained
in CPR and how to use the defibrillators, and many of them get
refreshed every two years.”
The other AED unit will be housed in the district’s bus garage.
In a recent letter to Superintendent Douglas.
C. Burton, Sen. Farley said he submitted a request on the district’s
behalf to the Senate Finance Committee for special funding to assist
“I recognize the challenges that school
districts are facing, and I trust that these funds will be helpful
to your district,” Sen. Farley wrote.