Andover police get defibrillators

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:58

Andover - The Andover Township Police Department received four new defibrillators last month, allowing all vehicles operated by the department to be equipped with the life-saving units. In December 2004 the police department applied for a grant for the units, in cooperation with the Department of Health and Senior Services, and the state Office of Emergency Medical Services. Based on a grant proposal written by Chief Phil Coleman, the department was able to obtain the four Defibtech DDU-100 Semi- Automatic defibrillator units, valued at $1,500 each. The defibrilators were donated by the Fraternal Order of Police and purchased by the township. All Andover Township police officers are certified in the use of the defibrillators.