Code required to open outdoor AEDs

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A bit of information has to be added to last month’s article on the town’s new AEDs. The new cabinets installed outdoors have a keypad on them. The user must call 911 to get the code to punch into the keypad  to open the cabinet and access the device.

Earlier AEDs installed indoors do not need a code; one simply opens the cabinet to remove the device. Of course, 911 should be called immediately in any case, so that professional help is on the way while the defibrillation is being performed.