Archive - Jul 27, 2013

Archive - Jul 27, 2013

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Some Metro Station Defibrillators Aren't In Their Public Boxes - This hurts

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All Metro stations are supposed to be equipped with automated external defibrillators, lifesaving devices that can shock a person's heart back into a normal rhythm. But as one advocacy group recently pointed out, some aren't in the public boxes marked "Emergency Defibrillator."

A great blog post by Sabrina Wilber of the Metropolitan Transit Advocacy Group, a recently launched group focused on Metro rider safety and representation started in part by Chris Barnes of Fix WMATA, first raised the issue.'

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