Letter: Donation helps protect local residents

By on July 21, 2011

The family of Frank Berkes has generously donated a heart defibrillator to the village of Maple Park. This new piece of equipment will be located in the hallway of the Maple Park Civic Center by the gymnasium and baseball fields.

Defibrillators help restore the natural rhythm of the heart when a person is experiencing dangerous arrhythmia or cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association recommends that all places which house large numbers of people have defibrillators on hand. For this reason, a portable defibrillator is a key piece of equipment in any emergency response kit.

Thanks to the generosity of the Berkes family, the village of Maple Park now owns a deliberator.

In Respectful Memory of Frank Jacob Berkes: May 21, 1956 – May 8, 2011.

Kathy Curtis
Maple Park Village President