‘Anne’ the newest Stow Police Department addition

‘Anne’ the newest Stow Police Department addition

Donated CPR mannequin to aid training

By JEFF SAUNDERS Reporter Published: August 6, 2017 12:00 AM

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The Stow Police Department’s newest staffer is not much of a talker.

Klaben Ford Lincoln in Kent arranged through the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association for the donation of a $1,250 full-body CPR mannequin “Anne,” full name Resusci Anne, to the department. The donation was made under a National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation program set up to provide CPR equipment to safety forces.

Police Chief Jeff Film said the police department did not ask for the donation, but rather was contacted by Klaben with the offer.

Klaben Auto Stores President Rich Klaben said at an Aug. 1 presentation of the mannequin to Film and Stow Mayor Sara Kline that the Kent dealership has been servicing Stow police vehicles for at least a decade.

“We’re able to support local communities so it was a logical fit with Stow. Good partners,” said Klaben.

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Film said the donation allows the 65-plus employees of the police department, including officers, civilian staff, and reserve officers, to train without having to borrow one of the fire department’s two mannequins.

“We’re real excited about it because we have CPR training scheduled in the fall for police staff, officers and employees, so this couldn’t come at a better time,” said Film, adding that the fire department handles the training.

According to the website of Laerdal Medical, the non-profit creator of the Resusci Anne, the device’s origins date back to 1960, with more than 400 million people having been trained in CPR using various models.

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