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AED drill legislation passes Michigan House


LANSING (WKZO) -- Legislation was passed in the State House this week that will require some schools in Michigan to do at least one automatic external defibrillator drill each year. The defibrillators -- usually known as AEDs -- are machines that can revive someone who's suffered cardiac arrest.

Many schools have at least one, and those that do will be required to substitute at least one yearly fire drill for an AED drill. State Representative Bob Genetski, of Saugatuck, says it makes sense to keep people prepared.

This legislation was inspired by Wes Leonard, a Fennville High School basketball player who died on the court when he had a heart attack.