Golf course employees trained to use defibrillators

Eagle Valley Golf Course recently trained seven employees to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation and how to use defibrillators.

The municipal golf course's policy that seniors above 80 can play for free attracts a large group who may need the services, said Tom Evart, director of golf.

"We can be on the golf course in minutes as we call 911 and have the EMS come out."

Evart said the course has two defibrillators, a machine which administers an electric shock to the heart to re-establish normal heart rhythm.

Evart said no one has collapsed on the golf course in the two years he's been working there, but it has happened about three times in his past.

"There's always a chance it would happen."

The golf course also collected $3,300 in green fees Sept. 8 to be donated to the American Red Cross.


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