Honesdale Rotary donated a life-saving piece of medical equipment, an automated external defibrillator (AED), to Honesdale Friends of Soccer to be used at area soccer games for all ages. Friends President Chris Bresset said the portable electronic device has pads for both pediatric and adult use and comes with easy-to-use audio and visual commands. Approximately 1,100 players and parents are involved in Honesdale soccer, he noted, “and we hope we never have to use the AED, but we are very grateful to the Rotary for helping us be prepared—just in case.” Bresset said the Honesdale team had a “close call” with a player last year and an EMS crew was called to the scene.  The AED, which automatically diagnoses cardiac arrhythmias and helps the heart re-establish an effective rhythm, will be kept at the Honesdale soccer field near the high school.  Photo, left to right: Friends of Soccer member Sherry Grandinetti; Secretary Debbie Adams; President Chris Bresset; Honesdale Rotary member Laurie Harrington; Rotary President Sylvia Kingston; Friends’ Carrie Demers; Friends’ Kipp Welsh. Missing: Friends Vice President Lisa Stengel and Friends Treasurer Forrest Goodenough.