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Life-Saving Devices Donated to Local First Responders

The Evansville Police Department, Henderson Police Department, and Evansville Fire Department were just a few of several different departments from around the Tri-State that receive a donation of new life-saving devices on Wednesday.

Posted: Feb 24, 2021 4:23 PM
Updated: Feb 24, 2021 4:43 PM

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.

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Temperatures dipped back into the upper 30s and low 40s for many of us early this morning, marking our coldest start to a day in Evansville (where we fell to 41°) in more than a week. Fortunately, the chilly start to the day didn't mean that our afternoon would be a loss, it was anything but - in fact, after seeing temperature around 57° by our lunch hour, afternoon highs crept back into the mid to low 60s area-wide; we hit 63° in the River City - while that's still 2° shy of the norm for October 27th, we'll take a 3° increase over yesterday's high of 60°. The clear skies that allowed temperatures to climb as high as they did earlier on however, are on their way out as our next round of rainfall inches ever closer. The remainder of the evening ahead should remain dry, but isolated rainfall will return to the Tri-State as early as the overnight and predawn hours Thursday.
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