Copper Basin News
Residents of Kearny will be better protected after the presentation of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to the Kearny Police Department from the Copper Basin Health Volunteers this week.
The AED will be carried in the on-duty patrolman’s car. “Realizing the police are usually the first on the scene for a medical call, the device will be a real plus for the community,” said Rose Bradford, CAHV president. She added that the patrolmen will all be trained to use the defibrillator.
The group has now purchased and donated five of these life saving devices for the Copper Basin area. The volunteers operate the Hand Me Up Shop located on Tilbury Dr. in Kearny. And through generous donations of clothing, toys, appliances, furniture and more from the community does numerous other deeds in the area with the monies raised in their little thrift shop.
Over the years that the shop has been in operation, the group has been able to give scholarships to students studying in the healthcare field. These scholarships are renewable as long as the student stays in school. Along with the scholarships CAHV has also helped two local para-medics complete their educations, pays half of the rent on the ambulance quarters in Kearny, pays all major repairs for the Kearny Clinic including a recently purchased air conditioning unit and donates $200 to both the Family First for diapers and to the local food bank each month.
Merchandise in the shop is clean and in good repair and is more than reasonably priced, Special bag sales are offered on a regular basis and new donations are always welcome.