East Stroudsburg University (ESU) will receive automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that will be installed in their dormitory buildings thanks to the work of Iota Tau Alpha Athletic Training Honor Society (ITA). The honor society raised funds for the Gregory W. Moyer Foundation, which provides aid for schools that do not have the budget to buy these life-saving devices, and helped convince ESU officials to implement a heart-safe environment for students and workers.
AEDs have been deployed throughout the campus, but none were available in student housing. The ESU Assistant Chief and Health & Safety Specialist, Jim Flannery, along with Robert Moses, Director of Resident Life and Housing, and David Campbell, Associate Director of Resident Life and Housing, have praised ITA’s hard work to raise money and push the need for AEDs.
“It is an honor to work with the students at ESU who are dedicated to making their campus heart safe with AEDs in every building! Their support brings the total to 52 AEDs on campus! It is inspiring and I know the domino effect will roll across the state and country showing what a small group of future Athletic Trainers can do for their college,” said Rachel Moyer, President of the Gregory W. Moyer Foundation.
The AEDs are expected to be installed in every dormitory building by this summer, and ITA officers will provide assistance in maintaining the devices.
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