The Mooresville Foundation donates an AED to the RC flyers club | Local News

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Members of the Mooresville Rescue Squad Foundation presented a defibrillator to the Statesville Model Flyers RC Club. Pictured, left to right, Roger Stutts, member and vice-president of SMF; James Loftis, SMF Fellow and Past President; Randall Stutts, SMF Fellow and MRSF Board Member; John Doyle, president of the SMF; Frank Owens, president of the MRSF; and Bob Thayer, SMF Fellow and MRSF Board Member.


Randall Stutts, courtesy photo


KAREN KISTLER

The Mooresville Rescue Squad Foundation continues the tradition of helping the community by donating a defibrillator to the Statesville Model Flyers.

Recently, the RC flying club contacted the foundation and asked for their help in obtaining a defibrillator, or AED, to have at their flight site. It was noted that with the location of the flying field on Long John Road in Statesville and the age group of their members, having an AED on hand would be useful in an emergency.

“Early access to an AED and initiation of CPR is key to saving a life when needed,” said Randall Stutts, who is an engineer for the Mount Morne Fire Department, rescue technician for North Iredell Rescue Squad, engineer, firefighter and EMT at the Harmony Fire Department and member of the foundation’s board of directors. “I hope it never has to be used, but it’s great safety equipment to have on the pitch.”

Frank Owens, president of the Mooresville Rescue Squad Foundation, noted that the board met, heard the request and voted to provide the club with an AED, and said it was “a good thing” to be able to donate .

Owens was present for the presentation at the club, and Stutts also showed a video about the use of the DEA at the time.

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