RECOVERING LIFE | Local disaster recovery company announces plans to donate life saving devices to our public schools
In the coming weeks SERVPRO of South Tulsa County, Edmond, and Stillwater/Guthrie will begin donating and installing AED devices in local schools.
February 13, 2018
SERVPRO of South Tulsa County, Edmond, and Stillwater/Guthrie is pleased to announce that they will soon be helping to supply Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to local schools in need.
“We want to help make sure that they are ready for any situation that could come up” says Lacey Davis, SERVPRO of South Tulsa County Emergency Preparedness Specialist.
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.
“Emergency preparedness is really the very core of our particular franchises. Through educating clients and the public about catastrophic disaster readiness to active shooter preparedness to emergency medical response, we feel that we are at least taking positive steps in the right direction regarding topics that are important to our core values as a company” said Dave Jones, President of SERVPRO of South Tulsa County, Edmond and Stillwater/Guthrie.
“Children’s safety and well being is paramount to those values in every single situation. Anything we can do to assist with those issues is vital” says Dave Jones, SERVPRO of South Tulsa County, Edmond and Stillwater/Guthrie President.
The AED devices treat the conditions through defibrillation, which allows the heart to re-establish 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.
SERVPRO has franchises in South Tulsa, Stillwater/Guthrie, and Edmond, and surrounding communities. “Our mission within our three franchises is to constantly strive to educate our clients on the importance of preparedness in all situations.”
“We continue to spend countless hours assisting our clients with individualized Emergency Ready Plans (ERP) all over the state of Oklahoma. These Plans are tailor fit for each client per their priorities and business models” Jones said. “For instance, your local school system will have much different priorities than your local car dealership. We can assist with any type and size of commercial business, not for profit, municipality, school system, agricultural, industrial, and residential needs to become more prepared in the case of a disaster situation.”
Schools interested in being considered for a donation or interested in an Emergency Ready 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