Gordon Square gets first publicly accessible defibrillator in local coffee shop

Gypsy Beans & Baking Company in the Detroit Shoreway Community is the first business in the area to take in a defibrillator, or AED machine, in case someone nearby is having cardiac arrest.

News 5 told you in February how Gordon Square CPR was raising money and training community members to make AED's more accessible to the public. Founder Timothy Sommerfelt says AED's are normally in places like school and city buildings which might be hard to get to, or might be closed, in an emergency.

"If somebody receives CPR and AED is used before EMS arrives, their chance of survival actually doubles," said Sommerfelt. "So we're taking somebody who is all the way dead and doubling their chance of survival through community involvement and infrastructure."

Sommerfelt says he's still pulling together more funding to get more AED's in the neighborhood.

You can find more information here.

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