DTG committed to heart security in Ruhrort

The Ruhrort traditional company Deutsche Transport-Genossenschaft Binnenschifffahrt eG dedicates itself to Ruhrort.

Mr. Spranzi, member of the Executive Board of DTG: “When the idea came up to purchase a defibrillator for our company I thought it might be a good idea to pass on its benefits to people from our neighbourhood.

Our DTG team is committed not only to inland navigation but also to our location in Ruhrort. The people living here have true hearts of gold. Yet, in cases of emergency in our immediate vicinity, we had the problem of a missing infrastructure: neither the school nor the kindergardens or retirement homes are supplied with a defibrillator although time is a critical survival factor after a heart attack.”

Also the Managing Director of mekontor GmbH & Co. KG, Mr. Schmitz, is aware of this problem. If first aid is given immediately after a heart attack and first-aiders start reanimation parallel to the use of a defibrillator, survival chances for emergency patients rise considerably with even shorter recovery times. With every single minute passing without help, survival chances following a heart attack drop by approximately 10-12%.

Even though the fire station in Homberg is not far away, the nearest ambulance might be off to another emergency and teams from remote rescue centres might not be able to arrive within eight to ten minutes. Therefore, a supply of defibrillators will definitely help adding heart security to Ruhrort.

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