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Past president of the Haliburton Rotary club, Ted Brandon was on hand at Rotary Park in Haliburton to explain the significance of having a new defibrillator installed outdoors. The device was installed on the outside wall of the the visitors’ centre, making it easily accessible in the event of an emergency. Brandon noted that Rotary Park regularly hosts large gatherings attended by the public. The location of the defibrillator means that it will be on hand should an emergency involving a cardiac arrest take place there.

Rotary was one of the organizations which funded the visitors’ centre initially, and Brandon said that the intent was to make it a central place of convenience for tourists and locals visiting the park. This new device brings an added layer of security and demonstrates that concern for visitors extends far beyond the bare minimum. Brandon stated that Rotary Club member, Phil Carroll, was instrumental in instigating the defibrillator project and helped see it through to completion. Funds to purchase the equipment came from money left over from Rotary’s initial fundraising campaign. Carroll, and those supporting the decision to make the purchase, recognized that this device could fill a need in the community….read more