The planning stages are underway for the Door County Sheriff’s Reserves to receive three Automatic External Defibrillator units. The organization Adopt A Soldier Door County is spearheading this process since they were asked by the Reserves Dept. to assist. Adopt A Soldier will be working with local VFW’s, American Legions, and Marine Corps leagues to raise the necessary $7000 in what is labeled a veteran-sponsored project. Along with the AED units, the proceeds will purchase extra charging units, batteries, and cases.
The purpose of these new portable units is that the Reserves will have three readily available at events where Reserves personnel is present. The plan is for the AED’s to be part of a portable kiosk that would also feature a first-aid kit and a fire extinguisher. The portable kiosk would be identified by a light and a flag, which would make it simpler for emergency personnel to locate. Adopt A Soldier’s President Nancy Hutchinson was excited about the convenience of having these devices at local events.
It has been a fast start to the donation process. As Lars Johnson of Al Johnson’s has donated an entire defibrillator, Door County Medical Center has donated $1,000, and two other private donors have stepped up. As of now, the project has raised enough to purchase two defibrillators.