County to purchase not one, but two defibrillators

NORWICH – There is no way of knowing if the death of a Utica man last week may have been avoided if the Utica City Hall had been equipped with an automatic external defibrillator, but Chenango County’s leaders aren’t taking any chances. Yesterday, the county’s board of supervisors approved the purchase of two AEDs for the County Office Building.

“I just hope I never have to have it used on me,” said City of Norwich Supervisor James McNeil, who supported the purchase of the life saving devices, which use an electric current to shock the heart back into rhythm.

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