VIRGINIA CITY - The Storey County Fire Department, Virginia District, has been honored by the Prudential Insurance Company of America for acquiring a portable cardiac defibrillator through The Prudential Helping Hearts Program.
The rescue squad received a $1,000 grant from Prudential to help defray the cost of the defibrillation unit. Defibrillators administer jolts of electricity to "reset" the heart's natural rhythm.
Jim Jewett, a representative for Prudential Insurance in Reno, addressed squad members and praised them for their initiative. "Prudential commends you for your tireless efforts to help the residents of your communities. We applaud your selfless volunteerism and are pleased to be able to help you acquire this life-saving machine."