City Markets and Starting Hearts are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to place lifesaving defibrillators and train staff in leadership and lifesaving skills in each of the City Market locations in Eagle County. Defibrillators have
been placed in both the Vail and Avon locations with Eagle to follow. Training for staff has been scheduled and will be completed in the coming weeks. To inaugurate this collaboration, City Market in Vail will host an unveiling of the new
device on Friday, August 27th at 10:00am. State Representative Dylan Roberts will preside and the public is invited.
Representative Roberts stated, "Starting Hearts is a true model for our state and our nation in its work to ensure that lifesaving defibrillators are available in as many places as possible. I am proud to have worked with them to pass legislation in 2019 that encourages widespread placement; and installation in City Markets is a very important
step for the safety of our communities." More information regarding this bill can be found here: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1183.
Alan Himelfarb, Executive Director of Starting Hearts, stated, "We are so pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with the City Markets in Eagle County to provide lifesaving defibrillators and training. Our supermarkets are some of the most highly trafficked locations, and being prepared to provide early care while the professionals are
enroute can make all the difference between a wonderful save or a tragic loss."
“We are grateful for the lifesaving work of Starting Hearts and are proud to be installing these important devices in our Eagle County City Market locations. We are thankful for the partnership and for the critical training that Starting Hearts is delivering to our store
teams,” said Jessica Trowbridge, Corporate Affairs Director for City Market.