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    Sweetwater Donates Metronomes to Help Firemen Perform CPR



    Fort Wayne, IN, August 26, 2015 — Sweetwater recently joined forces with the Fort Wayne Fire Department to enhance health and public safety in the City of Fort Wayne. 

Announced at a press conference on August 24th, the two-part initiative involves the use of Narcan and metronomes to assist fire fighters in providing lifesaving care. 

    Narcan is an opiate antagonist that helps with the survival rate of heroin overdose victims. Narcan is now available on all fire apparatus, which is resulting in faster administration to patients in need of the medication.

    The Fort Wayne Fire Department is also improving patient care through the use of metronomes.


    Sweetwater recently donated 40 metronomes that will help fire fighters deliver quality compressions to individuals in a health emergency, including an overdose situation. The metronomes will allow fire fighters to keep a steady, proper rhythm when giving an unconscious person CPR.

Sweetwater Founder and President Chuck Surack was recognized for Sweetwater’s commitment to making a meaningful difference in the community. He remarked, “Sweetwater was happy to make this donation to help support the firemen and the city of Fort Wayne. To think that a simple little product that goes 'click, click, click' can be used, along with CPR, to make sure those compressions are accurately timed to help save someone's life. It could be a father, a brother, a mother. I'm just overwhelmed by the ability to help people in this way."

“Our community’s commitment to health and public safety is evident by the public and private sectors -- Sweetwater being a prime example of the latter -- coming together to say we must continue to advance our city to be the best,” said Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry.


    “The Fort Wayne Fire Department is honoured to partner with local health professionals and Sweetwater in our on-going commitment to serving and protecting residents in the City of Fort Wayne,” said Fire Chief Eric Lahey.


    chuck-metronomes-907c447d.thumb.jpg.7281957b6ba36a861d66dfee33721f03.jpgAbout Sweetwater Sound

    Founded in 1979, Sweetwater is the nation's leading retailer in instruments and pro audio equipment for musicians, recording studios, broadcast, education, and houses of worship. Sweetwater's customers can be found everywhere music is heard and audio is played, broadcast, or recorded, including recording, film, and broadcast studios in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami; in hundreds of thousands of home recording studios; and in schools and churches nationwide. Sweetwater's founding and meteoric growth are built on a knowledgeable and experienced staff, outstanding selection and pricing, and above all, an unwavering commitment to customer service excellence in every situation. For further information, visit Sweetwater.com.

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