August 8th , 2013 10:00 am Leave a comment

Defibrillator request has county looking at a different kind of courthouse buzz


Photo by Brandon Hicks

Photo by Brandon Hicks
This automated external defibrillator sits in its case in the administration of Carter County Schools. At the request of the county Election Commission, the county is examining the costs and legal requirements for acquiring AEDs for the Carter County Courthouse.

Spurred by a request from the Election Commission, Carter County officials are exploring options for buying what could prove to be a life-saving addition for the Carter County Courthouse.

On Monday, the county’s Election Commission presented County Mayor Leon Humphrey with a written request to buy two automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, for each floor of the courthouse.

When asked about the necessity of an AED in the courthouse, Carter County Emergency Management Agency Director Andrew Worley answered with one word – “Very.”

“There are a lot of people with health issues out there,” Worley said. “We are a building where a lot of people go to do business; we see hundreds of people a day. I think it’s very appropriate for us to have one available in case someone has a health issue.”


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