GREENFIELD – Adam Endres, Adair County Health System EMS, received a grant from the Schildberg Foundation and Adair County Health Foundation to purchase automated external defibrillators (AED) for the communities in Adair County.
“These can help save lives. We respond quickly, however a few minutes could be a life changer for a person in cardiac arrest, and many times the sheriff or police officer are the first on the scene,” Endres said during training for local officers.
The total cost of the project was $15,474. The project was completely covered by the grants from Schildberg’s with $15,000 and Adair County Health’s with $474. Adair County Health System staff handed out the AED’s and presented basic training to the staff at the organizations involved.
AED’s were given to the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, Greenfield Police, Fontanelle Police, Adair Police, Orient Express, Bridgewater Cafe, Adair County Conservation and the Adair County Extension Office. The AED’s that were purchased are compatible with the equipment at Adair County Memorial Hospital, meaning the patient will be able to be hooked up to the monitor at the hospital without changing the adhesive pads.