Re: Automated External Defibrillator
From: Craig Ragland (
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 07:02:11 -0800 (PST)
We have the same story for Songaia... except that the proposal placed on our
Decision Board consisted of exactly one sentence... to paraphrase:

lets buy an automatic defibrillator for the community

No costs, No proposed method of paying for it, No signature... after the
fifth or sixth
person marked the "Needs More Discussion" column, it was taken down. People
confused about why such a meager proposal would be posted... needless to
say, nothing
came of it. Maybe it will arise again out of our Aging in Place Successfully
study group
that runs for 10 weeks starting on Tue, Jan 29...

Craig Ragland
Songaia Cohousing (38 people, 12 chickens, 2 goats in 15 homes, 1 chicken
tractor, and one goat pen on 11 acres near Seattle)

On Dec 4, 2007 3:48 AM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at]> wrote:

> On Dec 3, 2007, at 10:20 PM, Muriel Kranowski wrote:
> > Have other completed communities purchased this emergency medical
> > device,
> > the Automated External Defibrillator?  We're currently discussing
> > buying
> > one; it would cost $1,500.
> We had one member who wanted to buy one. It never came up for a formal
> decision because people felt that it would not be helpful. The chances
> of someone needing it while in the commonhouse while someone was there
> who knew where it was and how to use it were so slim that it seemed
> not a reasonable purchase.
> Sharon
> ----
> Sharon Villines
> Takoma Village Cohousing,Washington DC
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