Great news! Governor Burgum has signed HB 1210, w bill which enables the Division of Emergency Systems to seek grants and receive donations in support of community led Cardiac Ready Community efforts. This means that the agency can help bid for reduced priced lifesaving devices, such as Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), reducing pricing by 30%. In turn, communities can receive these reduced-priced resources through a match program, bringing some additional funds to the program for expanded community support.
We applaud the North Dakota legislature and Governor Burgum for seeing the value of the Cardiac Ready Communities pilot project. This is a strong and effective step in our challenge to address the EMS crisis in North Dakota. Training and equipping communities to address cardiac prevention and response will go a long way toward saving lives from cardiac events.