As part of its ongoing effort to save lives, the Quinn Driscoll Foundation has given more than $16,000 to Vancouver Public Schools to purchase 10 additional automated external defibrillators. The district currently has one or more of the devices in every school.
The new AEDs will be located on five school buses that transport students identified as high risk, and in five roving district security vehicles to be readily available at schools and at after-school athletic activities. The district also will partner with PulsePoint to make these portable AEDs available for other emergencies.
The Quinn Driscoll Foundation, established to help prevent the deaths of young people through basic testing, education and parental awareness, donated $10,000 to VPS in 2012 for the purchase of 43 AEDs. The foundation is dedicated to the education and testing/screening of young people for issues surrounding Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the distribution of AEDs within the community.