The city of Henderson has created a loan program for a life-saving device for people using city parks and facilities for events.
The city will loan out automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, at no cost to organizers of gatherings and sporting events that use city facilities.
An AED is a portable electronic device that can detect cardiac arrest and deliver a shock to restore normal heart rhythm.
The city decided to launch the program after three mothers approached them with the idea. The women had started an organization known as Adam's Heart after one of their sons suffered sudden cardiac arrest during a soccer game.
An event organizer or coach can request the device when reserving the city facility at least three weeks before the event. Users must be 18 years and older and must finish a 30-minute training class.