I am writing this as an emt who has responded to multiple emergencies at wedding halls over the years.
As you probably read last week, a wedding nearly ended in tragedy r”l when the father of the kalllah suddenly collapsed during dancing.
B”H the right angels were there at the right time, and he was saved. One of the tools that saved him was an AED (also known as a defibrillator).
But as an emt it struck me, why are all halls not equipped with these devices? Just like we have them in schools and other public venues, we must have them in halls. In addition, halls should also be equipped with emergency phones (the red ones which you just lift and it automatically calls Hatzolah).
We need to do our hishtadlus and Hashem will do the rest.
A longtime EMT in Lakewood.
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