The Oscoda Township Police Department recently received a life saving donation from Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union.
The Oscoda Branch of A.A.A.C.U. donated two brand new AED’s to the oscoda Township Police Department this week, a donation that will help officers potentially save lives. Community Resource Officer, Robert Clink elaborates on the impact, “These AEDs are beneficial because recently we got approved for a take home car program and with AEDs in every patrol car for every officer, I mean we had I believe over 36 cardiac arrests last year that we responded to, our department and our officers responded to.”
In the event of cardiac arrest, the clock is ticking, and getting an AED to the scene as fast as possible can be a matter between life and death. Officer Clink brings up valuable data from the American Heart Association stressing this importance, “Nine out of ten cardiac arrest victims received a shock from an AED within the first minute survived, so it goes a long way along with CPR.”
The Oscoda Township Police Department is excited to outfit their officers with tools that can help save lives.
If you are interested in donating towards the department getting more AEDs and life saving equipment, you can call Community Resource Officer, Robert Clink at 989–260–8271 or email him at clinkr@oscoda townshipmi.gov
Featured Picture (from left to right): Chief Don Bolen, Greg Alexander, AAACU Oscoda Branch Manager Kelly Alexander, Mariah Nedala, and Robert Clink.