Life-Saving AED Devices Presented to Posey County First Responders

First responder vehicles throughout Posey County will be equipped with a total of 26 AEDs.

This is a result of a $25,000 grant awarded through the Posey County Community Foundation from the Smithville-Posey Rural Health Grant Initiative.

Deaconess HeartSaver was responsible for additional contributions.

"In the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, emergency personnel are often first on the scene. With an AED in the vehicle, lives can be saved," said Mark Moore of Deaconess Foundation.

A special presentation of the AEDs (automated external defibrillators) and training for first responders will take place today at 5 p.m. at the Deaconess Gateway Hospital Conference Center.

AEDs will be presented to the following organizations:

  • Black Township Volunteer Fire Department
  • Griffin-Bethel Township Volunteer Fire Department
  • Marrs Township Volunteer Fire Department
  • Mt. Vernon Fire Department
  • New Harmony Volunteer Fire Department
  • Point Township Volunteer Fire Department
  • Poseyville Fire Department
  • Smith Township Volunteer Fire Department
  • Wadesville-Center Township Volunteer Fire Department
  • Posey County Sheriff Department
  • Poseyville Town Marshall
  • Posey County EMT 

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