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Petaluma company gives $100K for North Bay businesses’ AEDs


THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | June 8, 2017, 4:13PM


The latest effort to reduce Sonoma County deaths from cardiac arrest comes from a Petaluma company that recently pledged $100,000 to purchase automated
external defibrillators for North Bay businesses. Stacy Gibbons, executive director of American Heart Association North Bay, called the move by Arrow Benefits Group “unprecedented.”


Arrow Benefits Group’s first foray into reducing cardiac arrest deaths was in late 2014, when the company asked the Petaluma Health
Care District to teach its employees hands-only CPR… After Arrow Benefits Group employees went through CPR training themselves, the company started the Arrow Wellness Initiative, which offers free CPR and first-aid training to its more than 900 business clients
across the North Bay. Providing $100,000 for its clients to purchase AEDs is an extension of that effort, said principal partner Andrew McNeil. The group plans to pay for half of every AED, significantly cutting the cost for businesses wishing to purchase
the $1,800 devices.


“We decided about a month ago that this was the direction we wanted to go,” he said. “We really wanted to focus on it from a business
standpoint. … Cardiac arrest is the No. 1 killer in a place of business. The fire department takes about four or five minutes to reach you, so it’s great to have (an AED) on-site.”





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