Marble gets defibrillator |

Marble gets defibrillator

Staff reportThe Aspen TimesAspen CO Colorado

MARBLE – The town of Marble has received its first automatic external defibrillator.The defibrillator is in the historic Marble City State Bank building, now known as The Marble Hub. The Pitkin County Emergency Medical and Trauma Advisory Committee contributed the defibrillator to Marble with the help of a grant from the Aspen Community Foundation as part of the “Save a Life Pitkin County” effort.Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District Chief Ron Leach floated the idea of getting a defibrillator in Marble when he heard about the effort to place them in as many public places as possible. Leach also happened to be teaching an American Heart Association CPR and first-aid class in Marble when the opportunity to acquire the defibrillator presented itself. “Pitkin County and Carbondale Fire in Garfield County keep an eye on things in Marble under a mutual-aid agreement with Gunnison County. My hope is we can train as many Marble residents as possible in CPR and how to use our new AED,” Leach said.More information about the Save a Life Pitkin County effort is available at

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