By Max Hrenda
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.”