ECU POLICE DEPARTMEMT RECEIVES GRANT FOR TWO DEFIBRILLATORS

A $4,400 grant from the Mercy Health Foundation of Ada and the Valley View Foundation enables the East Central University Police Department to have two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for use in campus emergency situations. The defibrillators will be available for someone who has sudden cardiac arrest. It will be an effective treatment for restoring heart rhythm, according to Todd Essary with Mercy Health Foundation Ada. One of the defibrillators is mounted on the wall in the ECU Police Department and the other will be in a patrol car. Pictured with the two defibrillators are: (from left to right) Richard Hines, of Mercy Health; Jessica Kilby, vice president for administration and finance; Bert Miller, chief of police at ECU; ECU President Dr. Katricia Pierson; Glen Jones, of the ECU Police Department; Jeff Rollins, paramedic with Mercy Health and Jinger McClure, of Mercy Health.

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