THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: February 8, 2017
The City of Peshtigo received a new AED Automated External Defibrillator, courtesy of the Spies family at the Peshtigo City Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7. The AED is the result of the continued Save A Heart program that the Spies family started after Brian Spies, who was 31 years old at the time, suffered an unexpected cardiac arrest on Sept. 21, 2015 while watching a youth football game in Menominee. Brian's life was saved by people knowing CPR and the quick response of emergency medical personnel. The family has made it their mission to provide every local sports complex with an AED and to educate, train, and certify those willing to learn CPR/AED. Mayor Cathi Malke, also applied for a grant for city hall through the M&M Community Foundation for a AED and received $250 from the foundation. The money will be used to offset the approximately $1500 cost of the unit. Pictured from left are Brian Spies, Mary Lock, council member; Mayor Malke and Melody Spies. Irene Mayou will be teaching those interested in learning how to use the AED/CPR in the near future, according to Mayor Malke. If anyone is interested in learning CPR/AED contact Peshtigo City Hall at 715-582-3041.