Ambulance service donates life saving devices to courthouse

The Knox County EMS donated two automated external defibrillators, known as AEDs, to the Knox County Courthouse last Friday. 

The devices can cost over $1,200 each. Those installed in the courthouse are compatible with Knox EMS’ equipment, meaning patients can be easily transferred in the event of an emergency. The ambulance service also provided training on the devices to all of the courthouse security officers.

AEDs have been shown to increase the odds of survival for someone by over ten percent. One device is located in the main lobby and the other outside the circuit court room.

Judge-Executive Mike Mitchell accepted the devices from the ambulance service. Joining Mitchell was Steve Jones, Mike Taylor, Gerald Baker, and Steve Warren.