Attucks Community Alliance receives Phillips 66 grant

Ponca City Now - January 29, 2015 10:00 am

Attucks Community Alliance received a special grant from Phillips 66 under its Health and Safety pillar of giving.

The Alliance requested $20,000 from Phillips 66 in December 2014 to provided Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED) training for a specified number of trainees.

Dwain West, Chairman of Attucks Community Alliance, said that the “training will target organizations on the west and south side of Ponca City that may not have the funds for this type of training, but will benefit from the trainings”.

The CPR and AED training is in collaboration between the Alliance and Phillips 66.

Willie Street, physician assistant at Phillips 66 Ponca City Medical, and Jake Pierce, paramedic, both American Heart Association certified instructors, will lead the five-hour training.

According to Street, the maximum number of trainees per instructor is 10.

"If we have more than 20 people signed up to take the class, we can add another AHA certified instructor,” he said.

The training will be scheduled for mid to late March, and organizations will receive a letter inviting them to send members to the class.

Selected organizations will send 3-4 members to be certified and those completing the class will receive a two-year certificate of certification from AHA.

Additionally, the $20,000 funding received by Attucks Community Alliance will help put CPR and AED devices in the buildings of organizations sending members to the training.

Dave Klanica, manager Health and Safety, Phillips 66 Ponca City Refinery, said “We are pleased to work with Attucks Community Alliance and selected organizations on this project. There are organizations that serve high volumes of people such as The Mission, The Senior Center, The Salvation Army, Friendship Feast, Attucks Community Center, and others. If, through this small investment of time and money we can save one life, we are more than glad that we can make an important difference.”

 

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