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County of Renfrew receives Emergency Services donation

By Celina Ip

M&R Feeds and Dupont Pioneer presented a cheque for $3,600 to the County of Renfrew's Emergency Services Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Program on Nov. 15. L-R:  Mathieu Grenier County of Renfrew , Brett Coughlin M&R Feeds, County of Renfrew Warden Jennifer Murphy, Liam Clifford M&R Feeds, Chair of the Health Committee Janice Visneskie Moore, Lance Gibson Dupont/Pioneer, Rob Blackwell Public Access Defibrillator Coordinator County of Renfrew, Brian Leahey Deputy Chief of Logistics County of Renfrew, Michael Nolan Chief of the Paramedic Service County of Renfrew.

M&R Feeds and Dupont Pioneer presented a cheque for $3,600 to the County of Renfrew's Emergency Services Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Program on Nov. 15. L-R: Mathieu Grenier County of Renfrew , Brett Coughlin M&R Feeds, County of Renfrew Warden Jennifer Murphy, Liam Clifford M&R Feeds, Chair of the Health Committee Janice Visneskie Moore, Lance Gibson Dupont/Pioneer, Rob Blackwell Public Access Defibrillator Coordinator County of Renfrew, Brian Leahey Deputy Chief of Logistics County of Renfrew, Michael Nolan Chief of the Paramedic Service County of Renfrew.

COUNTY OF RENFREW – The County of Renfrew’s Emergency Services Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Program received a $3,600 donation from Dupont Pioneer.

 

On Nov. 15, during the Renfrew County Health Committee meeting, Dupont Pioneer and M&R Feeds representatives presented the cheque to Renfrew County Emergency Services paramedics and staff.

“We're pleased to support Renfrew County with the Defibrillator Program for agricultural use in the area and we're proud supporters of the Renfrew agricultural community,” said Lance Gibson, territory manager with Dupont Pioneer. “We try to donate and give back to the communities we do business in and this is a one-time labour community investment fund.”

According to County of Renfrew Public Access Defibrillator Program Coordinator and paramedic Robert Blackwell, the funds will go towards the purchase of a new public access defibrillator as well as necessary training programs.

“Funds are going to be used to purchase a public access defibrillator and they are also going to be used to provide complete CPR training and first aid training to the agricultural community in the County of Renfrew,” said Blackwell.

Over the past seven years, the County of Renfrew has acquired 308 defibrillators that are located in public spaces to make it accessible to anyone, with the purchase of this additional AED providing further support to the public in case of an emergency.

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