Bill aims at protecting students from heart attacks

From: WFMZ Allentown

Pennsylvania is one step closer to better protecting its students from cardiac arrest.

Legislation authored by Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) recently passed unanimously in the House Education Committee.

That legislation would  require schools across the state to hold public hearings to consider acquiring automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) for their school buildings.

“Sudden cardiac arrest is a deadly force that strikes unexpectedly without any forewarning, and we have personally experienced it at one of our local schools in 2000,” said Brown. “My legislation would help ensure that our schools give the attention to AEDs through hosting public hearings.”

The legislation is inspired by the late Greg Moyer, formerly of East Stroudsburg, who died of sudden cardiac arrest at age 15 during a high school basketball game in December 2000.

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