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LIFE-SAVING GIFT | Oklahoma Disaster Restoration to donate AED to Prue Public Schools

Oklahoma Disaster Restoration to donate and install an AED system at Prue Public Schools on Tuesday

September 26, 2022
 
Oklahoma Disaster Restoration will be donating and installing an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at Prue Public Schools on Tuesday, September 27th at 10 am.
 
This donation has been met with much gratitude. 
 
“On behalf of Prue Public Schools, we greatly appreciate the donation,” said Prue Superintendent Craig Thurman.  
 
“I won’t forget what they’ve done for us and what it means to the school, I greatly appreciate the donation, I really do”
 
The donation will take place on Tuesday, September 27th at 10 am. This donation marks the first in what is planned to be a continuing series of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) presented to Oklahoma Schools. 
 
According to ODR General Manager Tammy Stokes, the Prue donation began at a recent school officials meeting when ODR Commercial Business Development representative Brady Deaton discovered that the school did not have a defibrillator.
 
Taking into account Prue’s rural location he knew that in the event of an emergency the amount of time it would take for emergency services to reach them could be the difference between life and death. He knew at that point that ODR could help the situation. 
 
“Well Brady Deaton is my top commercial sales producer and he has fostered some wonderful relationships with different school districts throughout Oklahoma. Prue was on his heart the last time that the subject came up and he reminded me of that this year when we had a few very large jobs that came through and so we were looking for places that we could donate to” Stokes said.
 
“He said you know this school district was one that needed one a while back and I bet they still do so it was really the communication that was set between my top sales producer and this school district.” 
 
An AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses 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. 
 
“Mr. Thurman and Prue schools have really taken a positive step to protect not only their children but also members of the community who might be attending an event at the school,” Deaton said. 
 
While ODR 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. 
 
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 are taught in many first-aid, certified first responder, and basic life support level cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes.
 
Thurman echoes that ODR has helped give the school valuable time when dealing with the unthinkable. “We are a rural school in southern Osage County, and sometimes help is a long way away,” he said. “We appreciate this more than they will ever know. You can never be too prepared when it comes to safety and especially something as serious as this.” 
 
Currently, ODR plans to give away one AED per quarter to a school in need.
 
“One of our core values is stewardship and we recognize that the items given to us to manage that’s it, that’s all that they are,” Stokes said. “God has blessed us with a lot, and we know that He expects us to manage it well. We’re able to do that now that’s a huge benefit for us.” 
 
ODR is a locally owned, non-franchise, disaster restoration company that has been in business since 1988. Their technicians are trained and certified in disaster restoration services such as water & flood damage, fire & smoke damage, mold remediation, and additional disaster restoration services. The company has invested in state-of-the-art technology, staff, and equipment for reconstructing your home or business to its original state or better.
 
Schools interested in being considered for a donation or interested in a no-cost emergency plan should contact Deaton at [email protected] or by calling (918) 622-7641. 

 
For further information or to request interviews:
 
Oklahoma Disaster Restoration
Tammy Stokes, Owner
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 918.622.7641 Cell: 918.830.5166
Website: okdisaster.com
 
Oklahoma Disaster Restoration
Brady Deaton, Business Development
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 918.622.7641 Cell: 918.805.5252
Website: okdisaster.com
 
Prue Public Schools: 104 Broadway Ave, Prue, OK 74060
Craig Thurman, Superintendent
Phone: 918.242.3351 Cell: 918.770.1261
Email: [email protected]