Emergency Preparedness Committee – Defibrillator in Clubhouse

Defibrillator Installed in ClubHouse: We would like to announce that Niguel Shores has purchased and installed an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) just inside the ClubHouse door. This is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses life threatening arrhythmias and is able to treat the condition with defibrillation. More simply put, if an individual (adult/child/infant) experiences an emergency and the heart has no sign of functioning, the AED can apply a shock that will help restart the heart. If such an emergency situation should occur in or around the pool or ClubHouse area, the AED can be applied by others witnessing the event. Assuming a quick response is given by calling 911 first, followed by CPR, then the application of the AED can make a difference in a life or death situation. The AED is easy to use and has both adult pads and those for children or infants. Additionally, it has an audible response that instructs the user how to apply and the sequence of steps to be followed.

In mid-November, eight Niguel Shores staff members went through a certification process that combined CPR and AED training. But, it should be noted that anyone witnessing an emergency need should first call 911 and immediately access the AED inside the ClubHouse door and activate it if deemed necessary for the individual in distress. Please familiarize yourself with the location of this device the next time you visit the pool, ClubHouse, or office.

Prizes distributed: As announced in our October issue of the Seashore News, since our published Kid’s Contest did not generate any entries for the over $700 in prizes, we have distributed them as follows: Gift certificates to many local stores and vendors were transferred over to the Recreation Committee and were given out to Niguel Shores children who participated in our Halloween event.

Additional monies contributed by local vendors will be distributed to Marine Corps families at Camp Pendleton for Christmas toys and meals. We have also provided a gift certificate for a child and parent to attend the Ritz-Carlton Eco-Adventure Center through CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County).

And, if any resident is interested in a free emergency flashlight, please stop by the office while supplies last.

A very special thanks to the vendors who generously donated these gifts: Connie McKibban of Prudential California Reality, Kathy Ellis of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Phil Immel of Prudential California Reality, The City of Dana Point Emergency Services and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Be Safe and Prepared and enjoy the upcoming holidays.

Kent Wellbrock

Leave a Reply