Tom Walls and Charlie Walls of Plaza Ford personally delivered the new devices to the fire station. The station received two adult and two child-sized devices. The life-like mannequins will be used to teach cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to emergency responders and community groups. The volunteer-run fire company will use the new devices in their community outreach programs as they train local residents in the necessary life-saving skills.
In conjunction with its dealership members, MADA donates CPR training devices to area fire stations, EMS squads, and other charitable organizations. The devices are provided through a partnership with the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation. Since 1975, the Foundation has distributed over 4,600 training units with a value of $3 million in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. To date, over 2 million people have received training using these devices. Local organizations may apply for a Resusci-Anne by contacting Katie Jones at MADA, 410.269.1710.