Lancaster, PA – The Columbia Fire Department recently purchased a portable cardiac defibrillator with the assistance of a $1,000 grant.

   The defibrillator administers jolts of electricity to someone who is having cardiac arrest.

   The department obtained the device with the assistance of a $1,000 grant from the Prudential Helping Hearts Program.

   The program has provided defibrillators to emergency workers in the country since 1994.