Wayne Health, Midmark, and BASF donate AED machines to Greenville PD

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Front Row Left to Right: GPD Lieutenant Douglas Flanery, Carie Pope from Spirit Medical, Heather Smith from BASF, Lindsay Narvaez from BASF, and GPD Lieutenant Ryan Benge. Back Row from left to right: Mayor Steve Willman, Safety Service Director Ryan Delk, Scott Wolf from Spirit Medical, Lauren Henry from Wayne Healthcare and Mitch Eiting from Midmark. Gaylen Blosser Photo.

The Greenville Police Department received a donation of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) from Wayne HealthCare, Midmark Corporation, and BASF. The GPD received seven AEDs, one for each patrol car.

The AED Program is a partnership between Midmark Corporation, Spirit Medical Transport, and the Wayne HealthCare Foundation. This program provides AEDs to local nonprofit organizations through a grant program. Midmark is the leading corporate donor, and Spirit provides CPR/AED training and certification.

BASF joined Midmark to help donate AEDs to the Greenville Police Department.

“We’ve had this program since either 2007 or 2008,” Lauren Henry from Wayne HealthCare said. “We have a maintenance program to help them keep them updated with pads and batteries with the grant process as well.”

The AED Program has donated over 157 AED to local nonprofits, and through the program, over 1750 community members have been CPR and AED certified.

Wayne HealthCare was eager to help the GPD as they are first responders and get to emergency scenes quickly.

“It’s neat that we can do this to give back to the community,” Mitch Eiting from Midmark said.

GPD Lieutenant Douglas Flanery shared his excitement about the donation.

“We’ve been wanting to get these for years,” Flanery said. “If we hadn’t gotten this donation, I was going to try and budget to get at least a couple AEDs, but there are just so many things that we could use in a cruiser that costs so much. We are very excited.”

If you want to donate to help Wayne Healthcare, you can donate in person or on their website.

While we hope the GPD doesn’t have to use them, they will be a great help in case of a cardiac emergency.