LIFE SAVING GIFT | SERVPRO of South Tulsa County donates AED to Jennings Public Schools

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January 04, 2019
Contact: Lacey Davis
Email: lacey@servprosouthtulsa.com
Phone : 918-437-2095
Cell: 918-515-0334

 
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LIFE SAVING GIFT | SERVPRO of South Tulsa County donates AED to Jennings Public Schools

SERVPRO of South Tulsa County, Edmond, and Stillwater/Guthrie installs an AED system at Jennings Public Schools
 
December 27, 2018
 
A recent donation of an Automated External Defibrillator's (AED) to Jennings Public Schools SERVPRO of South Tulsa County, Edmond, and Stillwater/Guthrie was met with television coverage, media attention and accolades from the school system an community. 
 
"“The AED donated to Jennings Schools by ServPro has been well received by our community as a whole. It has created a lot of positive buzz” said Superintendent Derrick Meador 
 
"We, as a community, are grateful to ServPro for such a generous donation. It has given us a peace of mind that we didn’t have before.”
 
The donation which took place on November 27, marked the fourth in Servpro’s continuing series of Automated External Defibrillator's (AED's) presented to Oklahoma Schools. Similar donations were made in recent months to Mounds, Wetumka and Community Care College in Tulsa. 
 
The Jennings donation began at a recent school officials meeting when SERVPRO of South Tulsa County Emergency Preparedness Specialist Brady Deaton discovered that the school did not have a defibrillator. Taking into account Jennings’s rural location he knew that in the event of an emergency the amount of time it would take for emergency services to reach them could be the difference between life and death. He knew at that point that Servpro could help the situation. 
 
"This is the time of year when we usually think about giving gifts to others and when you have the ability to give something like this to a school in need it makes the season that much more special” Deaton said following the donation.
 
An AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias which lead to sudden cardiac arrest. Often confused with a heart attack, sudden cardiac arrest is a serious condition that in some cases may be fatal. 
 
“Mr Meador and Jennings schools have really taken a positive step to protect not only their children but also members of the community who might be attending an event at the school” Deaton said. 
 
While SERVPRO is primarily known as a Disaster Restoration Company, they endeavor to spend a lot of time with schools and businesses that can’t afford to have the necessary equipment to assist in an emergency. 
The AED device treats conditions through defibrillation, which allows the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm. More importantly AEDs are designed to be used by a layperson through simple audio and visual commands and is taught in many first aid, certified first responder, and basic life support level cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes.
 
The donation itself received quite a bit of local media attention including a spot on at least one Tulsa television station. 
 
“We had several see it on the news” Meador said. “And we also posted the clip on our school’s Facebook page.” He says that the school is planning to recognize the efforts on the part of Servpro in several ways. 
 
"We have plans in the near future to place a plaque of recognition near the AED so that everyone knows that Servpro donated it to our school” he said.  "In addition, we will be having a second plaque made to present servpro directly to show our gratitude.”
 
He also offers appreciation to Servpro for filling a much needed void in school. "As a public school, funding is always critical and sometimes we cannot afford to purchase costly, needed items such as an AED” he said. 
 
"We appreciate valuable Community Partners, such as Servpro, for stepping up to support schools like Jennings, We appreciate everything Servpro has done for our school and hope to continue this partnership in the future.”
 
Currently SERVPRO of South Tulsa plans to give away one AED per quarter. They have franchises in South Tulsa, Stillwater/Guthrie, and Edmond, and surrounding communities.
 
Currently SERVPRO of South Tulsa plans to give away one AED per quarter. They have franchises in South Tulsa, Stillwater/Guthrie, and Edmond, and surrounding communities.
 
Schools interested in being considered for a donation or interested in a no cost emergency plan should contact Lacey Davis at lacey@servprosouthtulsa.com or by calling (918) 437-2095


 
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For further information or to request interviews:
 
Lacey Davis: lacey@SERVPROsouthtulsa.com
Phone: 918-437-2095 Cell: 918-515-0334
Website: SERVPROsouthtulsacounty.com
 
Jennings Public Schools: 600 Oak St, Jennings, OK 74038
Derrick Meador, Superintendent
Phone: (918) 757-2536
EMAIL: dmeador@jennings.k12.ok.us
 
Brady Deaton: bdeaton@servprosouthtulsa.com
Phone: 918.210.0405
Website: SERVPROsouthtulsacounty.com

 
Contact:
Lacey Davis
lacey@servprosouthtulsa.com, (918) 437-2095