STAND T.A.L.L. Presents AED to Fletcher & Hendersonville PD

Updated: Feb 1


Captain Jose Gutierrez, Ron Kauffman, Sharon Hanson, Chief Dan Terry, Officer Fulmer, John Beaumont


Recently, Fletcher Police Department Chief Dan Terry contacted STAND T.A.L.L. to ask if we could help them acquire an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) to be placed in their City Building for emergencies and training by the officers of FPD. The money needed for the AED wasn’t available in the current budget but having an AED and getting staff trained in its use can be a critical, lifesaving skill in the event of a heart attack or other cardiac event and resuscitation is required.


STAND T.A.L.L. president, Ron Kauffman, himself a former EMT, understood the need for the AED and the value of providing a fully operational unit to the FPD. He sought immediate approval from his Board of Directors for the $1700 needed to purchase the AED and a storage cabinet to be placed in a central location in the building. “We needed to get this done now,” said Kauffman, “and we’ll go about asking the public for donations to cover that expense afterwards, rather than waiting for donations and putting off this critical piece of equipment.”


On Friday January 14th STAND T.A.L.L. presented the new AED to Chief Terry, at the Fletcher Department headquarters. Chief Terry, who upon being notified of the donation said, “That’s wonderful news. We are grateful to STAND T.A.L.L. and organizations like them, who step in and help us fill needs when they can. STAND T.A.L.L. has been doing great work in the area of western North Carolina for years, providing needed equipment for agencies like the Fletcher Police Department. Having an AED at the police department is important as it could save an officer’s life. Could there be any better way to show their support or “Thank A Local Lawman” (T.A.L.L.) than that?”


Hendersonville PD Presentation

STAND T.A.L.L. Presents the HPD with an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator for Officer Training


Recently, Hendersonville Police Department Chief Blair Myhand contacted STAND T.A.L.L. to ask if we could help them acquire an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) to be used for training by the officers of HPD. The money needed for the AED was not available in the current budget, but being trained to use and AED can be a critical, lifesaving skill in the event of an officer arrives on scene during a heart attack or other cardiac event and cardiac resuscitation is required.


STAND T.A.L.L. president, Ron Kauffman, himself a former EMT, understood the need for the AED and the value of providing a fully operational unit to the HPD for training purposes. He sought immediate approval from his Board of Directors for the $1500 needed to purchase the AED. “We need to get this done now,” said Kauffman, “and we’ll go about asking the public for donations to cover that expense later, rather than waiting for donations and putting off this critical training.”


On Wednesday October 27th STAND T.A.L.L. will present the new AED to Chief Myhand, who upon being notified of the donation said, “That’s wonderful news, and we’re very grateful. I can’t tell you how much it means to us to have an organization like STAND T.A.L.L. available to step up to help us and all law enforcement in Western North Carolina. They’ve been great supporters of HPD and area law enforcement departments in western NC for years. We appreciate their help and consistent backing of many of our requests.”




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