They have become a staple in public places, sports arenas, concert halls, and in the work place. And more importantly in our schools.

Now, ten Automated External Defibrillator units will be placed in additional schools in South Dakota.

The South Dakota High School Activities Association Foundation is giftingf ten free Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units to SDHSAA Member Schools this summer. Member schools were encouraged to apply, and the ten recipient schools were selected out of a pool of twenty nine requests based upon specific need or lack of access to such a life saving device.

The ten high schools selected by the Foundation include: Avon, Centerville, Clark, Deubrook Area, Kimball, Lemmon, Plankinton, Red Cloud, Sioux Valley and Waverly-South Shore. Each school will be provided not only with the AED, but also a carrying case, demonstration information, and equipment necessary to assist infants, children and adults should the need arise.

Equipment will be distributed to the schools yet this summer, with recognition at a home volleyball or football event taking place at later dates across the state.