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LIFE SAVING GIFT | SERVPRO of South Tulsa County Donates AED to Delaware Tribe of Indians

Contact: Lacey Davis
Phone : 918-437-2095
Cell: 918-515-0334


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LIFE SAVING GIFT | SERVPRO of South Tulsa County Donates AED to Delaware Tribe of Indians
SERVPRO of South Tulsa County, Edmond, and Stillwater/Guthrie installs an AED system at the Delaware Tribe of Indians Headquarters

June 18, 2019
Delaware Tribe of Indians staff is singing the praises of SERVPRO of South Tulsa County, Edmond, and Stillwater/Guthrie after SERVPRO’s recent donation of an Automated External Defibrillator's (AED) to the tribe.

“Everybody is glad to have it and knows where it’s at and how to work it” say Delaware Tribal Manager Joe Exendine,“There is a sense of security and gratitude for having it in here.”

SERVPRO of South Tulsa County Emergency Preparedness Specialist Brady Deaton says that SERVPRO is happy to help not only after a disaster happens but to help towards preventing them.
“Servpro is in the business of helping people after a disaster has occurred so when we have the opportunity to help someone prevent a disaster ahead of time then that is even better, especially when that disaster is the loss of a human life” he said.
Tribe Title VI Nutrition Director Ronda Williams says that the AED helps with the safety of the Tribe’s elders.

“Our elders are 55 and up with our oldest being 95, when we have 75 to 85 of them in a room together you never know what could happen” she says. “This AED is going to really help us to create a safer environment.”
Exendine says that the device will be housed in the main dining area “where our elders meet consistently”
“As many elders as we service we have increased odds that we will need to use it. We feed 80 to 100 elders daily, and the likelihood that we could need it is higher in this area” he said.
The donation is the fifth in Servpro’s continuing series of Automated External Defibrillator's (AED) presented to Oklahoma Schools and organizations. The donation to the Delaware, which is the first going toward a Native American Tribe, follows similar donations to Mounds, Wetumka, Community Care College in Tulsa, and Jennings schools.

“Partnering with the Delaware tribe has also given us a chance to learn about their rich heritage and culture. We look forward to working with them for many years to come” Deaton said.

“We are just really happy to work with the Tribe” said SERVPRO of South Tulsa County Emergency Preparedness Specialist Lacey Davis.“We like to take every opportunity to get in and help an organization create a safer environment.”
An AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias which lead to sudden cardiac arrest. Often confused with a heart attack, sudden cardiac arrest is a serious condition that in some cases may be fatal.
The AED device treats conditions through defibrillation, which allows the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm. More importantly AEDs are designed to be used by a layperson through simple audio and visual commands and is taught in many first aid, certified first responder, and basic life support level cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes.
Exendine says that tribal members are already learning how to use the AED.

“We have a dozen people trained in every corner of the tribe so to speak” he said. “And we are talking about putting one in each of the other two buildings. We are a service organization and we are here to provide services to the tribal members.”
While SERVPRO is primarily known as a Disaster Restoration Company, they endeavor to spend a lot of time with schools and businesses that can’t afford to have the necessary equipment to assist in an emergency.
Currently SERVPRO of South Tulsa plans to give away one AED per quarter. They have franchises in South Tulsa, Stillwater/Guthrie, and Edmond, and surrounding communities.
Schools interested in being considered for a donation or interested in a no cost emergency plan should contact Lacey Davis at or by calling (918) 437-2095.
For further information or to request interviews:
Lacey Davis:
Phone: 918-437-2095 Cell: 918-515-0334
Delaware Tribe of Indians: 5100 Tuxedo Blvd. Bartlesville, OK 74006
Joe Exendine, Tibal Manager
Phone: 918-337-6590
Ronda Williams, Nutrition Director
Phone: 918-337-6590
Brady Deaton:
Phone: 918.210.0405

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