Putnam County Rescue Squad Recieves BIG Donation from Putnam First Mercantile Bank

Pictured left to right: Jason Dyer-Major Putnam County Rescue, Stanley VanHooser-Chief Putnam County Rescue, Chris Holloway-CEO Putnam First Mercantile Bank, Daniel Harris-First Responder Coordinator-PIO, Jenny Wilson-Loan Officer, Diana Reich-Loan Officer and Gary King-Rescue Squad First Responder

July 19, 2017


Putnam First Mercantile Bank Makes donation to Putnam County Rescue Squad, making community impact thru the first responder program


The Putnam County Rescue Squad has been doing first responding in Putnam County since 2010. The Rescue Squad first responders are comprised of paramedics, emergency medical technicians, advanced emergency medical technicians and emergency medical responders. They respond to a wide variety of medical calls in Putnam County outside the cities of Cookeville, Baxter, and Algood unless requested for mutual aid assistance. The Rescue Squad currently has 2 AED’s and 41 medical personnel. These AED’s are staffed in the south end of Putnam County and in our first Responder vehicle stationed at our main station.

American Heart Association statistics show that with early CPR and AED usage that survival rates from cardiac arrest is 40% compared to 23% without an AED. Larry Vickers and Chris Holloway CEO of Putnam First Mercantile Bank took the donation to their board members and were able to donate $5,000 for 5 AED’s for the Putnam County Rescue Squad. These AED’s will strategically be placed with first responders in the Putnam County area. Daniel Harris, PIO and first responder coordinator, said “This Donation will benefit not only the Rescue Squad but the Citizens of Putnam County. This donation will impact the lives of cardiac arrest victims in Putnam County and without Putnam First Mercantile banks donation that wouldn’t be possible.”

For further information or if you would like to donate for AED’s contact Daniel Harris at (931)520-2961. E-mail dharris@putnamcountytn.gov

Press release provided by Putnam County Rescue Squad