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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339





Fort Plain uses grant money for defibrillators

A $15,000 grant recently secured for the Fort Plain Central School District by New York State Senator Hugh T. Farley will partially go toward two automated external defibrillators (or AED units) for the transportation and athletics departments. The units cost about $2,000 each.

Athletic director Charlie Karker said the defibrillator will primarily be used for activities at Wiles Park.

“They have them in the buildings and we have one we’ve used for outdoor activities. Sometimes we have activities Wiles Park and we thought we should have one there,” he said.

“All coaches on the staff have to be trained in CPR and how to use the defibrillators, and many of them get refreshed every two years.”
The other AED unit will be housed in the district’s bus garage.

In a recent letter to Superintendent Douglas. C. Burton, Sen. Farley said he submitted a request on the district’s behalf to the Senate Finance Committee for special funding to assist local schools.

“I recognize the challenges that school districts are facing, and I trust that these funds will be helpful to your district,” Sen. Farley wrote.

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