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Sammons says Highlands needs new defibrillator

By LEWIS SPEARMAN
HIGHLANDS – Kacey Sammons presented the Highlands Chamber of Commerce with a rousing case for new defibrillator for the Highlands Volunteer Fire Dept. at the November 8 meeting.
Highlands one of the last districts in Harris County not to tax an extra penny on sales for ambulance service is endeavoring to raise enough money through volunteer contributions to add a new state of the art defibrillator to their ambulance crews. The equipment is designed to resuscitate patients with heart attack or heart related problems with a 12 lead monitor that is capable of being used by professional paramedics as well as in the basic modes. While Highlands has a defibrillator the case was made with emphasis and humor for another. The Highlands EMS are answering calls ahead of the state recommendations – when every second counts.
State representative Joe Crabb reminded the department to always ask for voluntary contributions and asked that she state the address to send contributions for the new defibrillator: Highlands Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 584, Highlands, TX 77562
Highlands is collecting packages to send to say thank you for soldiers in Iraq. The most requested item, baby wipes, it’s hot there.
The Chamber is also collecting food for the Food Drive on November 16 and 17 at the Highlands Chamber Office on San Jacinto Street.