Kettering Health Sponsors Waynesville Police Department AEDs


(Contributed Photo) Waynesville Chief Copeland with President of Kettering Health Miamisburg and Kettering Health Washington Township Erica Schneider holding a new AED.

Submitted by: Miranda Delgado​ of Marketing & Communication at Kettering Health

WAYNESVILLE, OH -- In a boost to public safety, Kettering Health has sponsored the purchase of four Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for the Waynesville Police Department. This is a crucial upgrade because the department's previous AEDs had reached the end of their lifespan and budget appropriations did not allow for immediate replacements. 

Police Chief and Village Manager Gary Copeland expressed his gratitude, emphasizing the critical impact of this sponsorship. “These AEDs are not just gifts but crucial tools that will significantly enhance our ability to achieve our mission," Chief Copeland stated.

"Kettering Health looks to sponsor organizations that share our mission, what better way to improve the health of the communities we serve than to make sure the Waynesville Police Department has the life-saving equipment they need. We know AEDs absolutely make a difference when seconds count in health emergencies." said Erica Schneider, president of Kettering Health Miamisburg and Kettering Health Washington Township.

The new AEDs came with other life-saving equipment, like tourniquets, so officers can respond swiftly to emergencies. 

"This will allow us to potentially save someone’s life, a profound impact that we are truly grateful for," said Chief Copeland. 


As a faith-based, nonprofit health system, Kettering Health strives to improve the lives of people in our communities through healthcare and education. Kettering Health is made up of 14 medical centers and more than 120 outpatient locations throughout western Ohio, as well as Kettering Health Medical Group—with more than 700 board-certified providers dedicated to elevating the health, healing, and hope of the community. Kettering College, a division of Kettering Health Main Campus, is a fully accredited college that specializes in health science education. For more, visit

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