Emergency Alerting at Community Parks
- Project typeARPA Funds
- Project scheduleApril 2023 - June 2023
The safety, health and wellness of our community remains a priority in Coral Springs. Ensuring public access to vital life safety equipment in our parks has been an ongoing initiative, which the city has looked to identify potential grant opportunities to complete. Through use of the ARPA funds, the city will install emergency alerting and access poles in seven of our city’s parks.
The installation will include 21 poles that provides patrons the ability to call 911 for emergencies, access an AED and bleeding control kit to provide advanced life saving measures before help arrives. The pole will have a blue light that when activated will flash to alert responders. The access can provide first responders with crucial information to aid in their efforts. The impact this will have on the community is life safety and a sense of safety and security.
An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It's a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm. This piece of life-saving equipment is designed to be used by the public.
AEDs in the parks
- Betti Stradling
- Cypress Park
- Mullins Park
- North Community Park
- Dr. Paul’s Dog Park
- Kiwanis Park
- Riverside Park
Parks were selected based upon size and citizen usage.
One of our strategic priorities is to ensure an active, healthy community. The placement of AEDs, Bleeding Control and the ability to use an emergency alert system in our parks will ensure the safety, health and wellness of our community.