SERVPRO of South Tulsa County to donate AED to Community Care College in Tulsa
LIFE SAVING DONATION | SERVPRO of South Tulsa County to donate AED to Community Care College in Tulsa
SERVPRO of South Tulsa County, Edmond, and Stillwater/Guthrie will be installing an AED system at Community Care College in Tulsa on September 25th at 1pm
September 24, 2018
SERVPRO of South Tulsa County, Edmond, and Stillwater/Guthrie officials have announced the third donation in their continuing series of Automated External Defibrillator's (AED) presented to Oklahoma Schools.
“We are happy to announce that we will be donating an AED to Community Care College in Tulsa” said SERVPRO of South Tulsa County Emergency Preparedness Specialist Lacey Davis.
The donation follows similar gifts given to Mounds and Wetumka school systems.
“SERVPRO is so much more than just a Disaster Restoration Company. We spend a lot of time in the schools and businesses that can’t afford to have the necessary equipment to assist in an emergency” said SERVPRO Director of Business Development Eddie Green.
“We thought to ourselves, how can we help? We decided that an AED, could be the difference between life and death, so we decided to pick one school per quarter to donate them too. The response and gratitude has been overwhelming. We are just glad we are in a position to help those in need, in any situation.”
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.
Community Care College Medical Billing and Coding Department Head Misty Green says that the donation is especially important because it will be the only AED on campus
“It will be the only one we have” Misty said. “We have a gym and a Fitness and Health class but we have not been able to provide an AED for this area and it is needed to help ensure the lives of our students and staff.”
Misty says further that Servpro also did an Emergency Response Plan for the College and that they are very happy with it, additionally that they would recommend Servpro to other schools
“You will never know when an emergency would happen. Having this AED donated to us could help us to save a life and that is invaluable to CCC” she said. “Contacting SERVPRO for the possibility of donating an AED to your school could help you save a life as well.”
The donations are not the first time time SERVPRO has helped CCC in the immediate past.
“SERVPRO has helped us numerous times when we were hit by the tornado, and again when we had a small flood” she said. “Their generous act of donating these AED's is just another way to show how ServPro cares for the community.”
The first SERVPRO donation was given to Mounds school in February and then to Wetumka in June.
Davis says the objective is to get the potentially lifesaving technology to as many schools as possible.
“We mainly focus on smaller schools that don’t have AEDs and need one” she says.
“WE want to help out as many schools as we can.”
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 email@example.com or by calling (918) 437-2095.