(July 11, 2020) “During a heart attack medical emergency, CPR and defibrillation in the shortest amount of time increases the person’s chance of survival, said Chief James Oliver in his application. He explained the their current AEDs have been discontinued for ten years and parts are no longer available. He requested $9,600 to purchase three new AEDs.
I called Chief Oliver today and he was so nice to compliment me on the grants I’ve been doing for firefighters. He said, “It’s awesome what you’re doing to help us out,” but what I’m doing doesn’t compare to what his 30 volunteers are doing for their community. Mr. Oliver has been with the department for 15 years (he calls it a family affair) and has been chief for about 3 years. Congratulations to the team on this grant and thank you for all you do.