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Humeston First Responder Co-Presidents Susie & Butch Gibbs hold
the Phillips Heartstart AED that saved Butch's life on April 2, 2004.  It
was the second save that the First Responders have had with this AED.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivors, Butch Gibbs & Don Greenlee, both saved by
the Humeston First Responders, tell their stories to lawmakers in Washington,
D.C.
Don Greenlee, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, Butch
Gibbs
Butch Gibbs, Susie Gibbs, U.S. Congressman Tom Latham, Don
Greenlee, Mari Ann Wearda (SCA Survivor from Sheffield, Iowa)
Joyce Greenlee, Don Greenlee, Susie Gibbs, Butch
Gibbs
HUMESTON FIRST RESPONDERS
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TOTAL EMS CALLS FOR 2015 - 70
Butch Gibbs, Andy Graham, Diana Harness, Susie
Gibbs
Butch Gibbs, Susie Gibbs, Diana
Harness
Diana Harness, Susie Gibbs, Butch
Gibbs
Humeston First Responder Co-President Susie Gibbs was presented with the American Heart
Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Heartsaver Award "in recognition of advancing the mission
of the American Heart Association and Emergency Cardiovascular Care in a courageous effort to save a
life on April 2, 2004."  The life Susie saved was that of her husband, Humeston First Responder
Co-President, Butch Gibbs.  Diana Harness of Indian Hills Community College nominated her and
presented the award to her before the community play on March 19, 2005.  The flowers you see Susie
holding are 22 roses - this is because Butch was shocked 22 times by the AED.  Photos courtesy of Don
Harness.
TOTAL EMS CALLS FOR 2016 - 66
Back (L to R):  Andy Graham, Jan Lundahl, Butch Gibbs, Susie Gibbs, Dixie McKay, Monty Franklin
Front (L to R):  Jake Jacobs, Lisa Stripe, Christine Auxier, Barb Stiles
Not Pictured:  Rich Auxier
Gov. Terry Branstad signs a form proclaiming June 1 through June 7 to
be CPR/AED awareness week in Iowa.

Back Row (L to R):  Christy Dreiling, American Heart Association; Butch
Gibbs, SCA Survivor and Co-President of Humeston First Responders;
Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds

Front Row (L to R):  Carol Moehnke, SCA Survivor, Ankeny, IA; Iowa
Gov. Terry Branstad; Susie Gibbs, Co-President of Humeston First
Responders
The Humeston First Responders have received a new Philips HeartStart FRx automatic external defibrillator
(AED).  The AED was made available by memorials from the friends and family of Humeston area farmer
Charles Hitt who died this past summer.

An AED is a portable device that is used to treat victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).  It checks the heart
rhythm and if needed, can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm.  SCA is a
condtion in which the heart of a person of any age suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.  When this happens,
blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs.  SCA usually results in death if not treated within minutes.  
In fact, each minute of SCA leads to a 10% reduction in chances of survival.  An AED is truly a life-saving device
and the local non-transport Humeston volunteer EMS group has saved the lives of two area residents with their
current AED.

The ten-year-old AED currently used the the First Responders is still in good working order.  It will now be
placed in one of the Humeston Fire Department apparatus to be utilized at a fire scene if the need arises.

"We would like to thank Ada, Rodney, Wendy and Ben and their families for choosing us for this memorial
donation," said Humeston First Responder Co-President Susie Gibbs. "This is just a continuation of the great
support the Humeston First Respnders have received from area residents over the years."
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