Barnegat Leader

Barnegat American Legion Post Equipped With Defibrillator  

Dec 15, 2017

Because of the many players taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem, Barnegat American Legion Post No. 232 has stopped showing NFL games in its bar area. But the annual Army-Navy game last Saturday was an entirely different matter. 

During halftime, the post’s Sons of the American Legion chapter dedicated a new defibrillator, an emergency device that provides a shock to the heart when someone goes into life-threatening cardiac arrest.

Tristan Buck, president of the chapter, said the group raised $1,600 for the defibrillator, which will be located in the bar.

“Our members aren’t getting any younger,” said Buck. “There is always the risk that someone could suddenly have heart problems and need immediate treatment.”

Buck said all bartenders will be required to undergo CPR certification training.

“They will be the ones responsible for using the defibrillator,” he said. “It’s been pretty quiet this year for football,” but we expected a big turnout for the Army-Navy game. “For one afternoon, football was back.”  —E.E. 

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