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AED Devices Installed In Three City Parks

Placed in Memory of Resident

Post Date:10/09/2017 12:00 PM

 AED Devices Installed In Three City Parks

Placed in Memory of Resident

 

 The City of Brentwood recently installed five Automated External Defibrillators in three different city parks thanks to a group who wanted to honor their friend’s life.     Doug Campbell was an avid runner and enjoyed running in Brentwood’s parks.   On April 10, 2017, Campbell was running with his friends in Crockett Park when he experienced sudden cardiac arrest.  He could not be revived and died.   That day, some of Campbell’s friends made it their mission to add the life saving devices into Brentwood’s parks.AED Installation

Campbell’s friends raised $4,000 to cover the rental and service for five AEDs for one year.   The Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department will budget for the future replacement and maintenance of the AEDs.  Brent Heatherington, with Premedics Systems, which is a company headquartered in Nashville, provides complete AED services and helped to facilitate this project.  He said, “The Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department is now one of the first departments in Tennessee to have a public access program of this nature and for that you should be proud.”  

Brentwood Fire Chief Brian Goss added, “we know that early defibrillation plays a key role in the survival of sudden cardiac arrest, and Brentwood boasts a higher survival rate than the national average.  We credit this to highly educated citizens who often initiate bystander CPR, early defibrillation, and the advanced skills and equipment provided by Brentwood Fire & Rescue personnel and Williamson County EMS.”     

 Doug Campbell

Campbell was a husband, son, father, and grandfather, who touched many lives over the years. As a teacher and coach, he had an extraordinary impact on the Lipscomb Elementary, Edmondson Elementary, Woodland Middle, and Brentwood Academy communities.

Joe Trammell led the effort to honor his friend.   In addition to the AEDs, the group also placed a memorial bench near the site where Doug fell down.  Both the AED boxes and the bench include a plaque with Doug Campbell’s name.  Trammell said Campbell never met a stranger, “Doug was a selfless individual.  His greatest joy was to befriend anyone.  He was a true friend and is greatly missed by not only his running friends but a whole lot of middle school students who called him a friend also. Doug was a friend to many and is greatly missed,” Trammell said.

The five defibrillators are located in River Park, Tower Park, and three in Crockett Park.  Each AED cabinet is equipped with an alarm that sounds when the cabinet opens.   The user still has to dial 911 to report the location of their medical emergency.

 

 

Specific Park Locations:

  • •  River Park restroom
  • •  Tower Park restroom
  • •  Crockett Park 1:  Restroom on the east end or the multi-purpose fields
  • •  Crockett Park 2:  Restroom/Concessions between the baseball fields
  • •  Crockett Park 3:  Restroom building at the west end of the park near the tennis courts

Doug Campbell Memorial Bench

 

 

Photo left to right, standing – Mike McCutcheon, Dane Daniels, Todd Gregory, Kent Fourman, Tommy Allen, Joe Trammell, seated, left to right – Joy Campbell and MacKenzie Campbell

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