Durant Fire Department Receives Donation for AEDs

The Durant Fire Department is getting some new lifesaving equipment, thanks to a check for $3,000 from River Valley Cooperative and Land O’Lakes Foundation. The donation will be used to purchase two AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) which can be used to administer an electrical shock through the chest wall to the heart when defibrillation is needed.

Orville Randolph, Durant Police Chief, and volunteer firefighter, said that one AED unit will be used in the fire department’s equipment/command van and the other in their main line pumper/primary response truck. Randolph stated, “If we have two separate calls, which occurs occasionally at the same time, we will have an AED available for responders and the citizens involved in both incidents.”

River Valley Cooperative and Land O’Lakes, Inc. are committed to supporting the rural communities where our members, employees and facilities are located. 

(l-r) Ross Kleppe, River Valley Cooperative Agronomy Account Manager – Sunbury Location; Orville Randolph, Durant Chief of Police and firefighter; Jared Semsch, Durant Fire Chief; and John Trenkamp, River Valley Cooperative Sunbury Location Manager.

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