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First responders from around the Tri-State were presented with 17 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) on Wednesday in the Pavilion, which is located inside the Orthopedic & Neuroscience Hospital on the Deaconess Gateway Campus.
The 17 AEDs, which are being donated by HeartSaver, were donated to the following departments:
- Evansville Fire Department (1)
- Santa Claus Police (1)
- Winslow Police (1)
- Chandler City Police (1)
- Evansville Police Department (3)
- Henderson Police Department (3)
- Perry County Sheriff (3)
- Corydon Fire Department (4)
HeartSaver is a program of The Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway and Deaconess Foundation created to reduce sudden death through the placement of life-saving AEDs in the Tri-State.
Deaconess says that to date, the HeartSaver committee has raised enough money to place 465 AEDs in schools, community centers, first responder vehicles, and other large gathering places throughout the region.
At least 10 lives have been saved so far by the use of HeartSaver-donated AEDs.
AED training was provided on-site Wednesday as part of the presentation.