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Puritan Medical Products Donates $15,000 to Orlinda, TN Fire Department for “Jaws of Life”

Guilford, ME – January, 2022 – Puritan Medical Products Donates $15,000 to Orlinda, TN Fire Department for “Jaws of Life”

Today, Puritan Medical Products—America’s swab experts—announced a donation to the Orlinda Fire Department in Tennessee, where the family-owned business is opening a new facility to boost COVID-19 test swab production. Puritan’s donation amounts to $15,000, funding a new “Jaws of Life” rescue tool that can be used to pry open vehicles in car accidents and save trapped victims.

Puritan’s support for the Orlinda Fire Department—a volunteer force led by Orlinda Fire Chief Dusty Johnson—signals a newfound appreciation for a state that welcomed the company with open arms. Later this year, Puritan will officially establish new manufacturing and distribution operations in Orlinda, bringing new jobs to Tennessee and expanding the company’s national presence. With the Omicron variant spreading fast and COVID-19 tests in high demand, that national presence is needed now more than ever.

“We are so grateful for Puritan’s much-needed resources, and the company’s new presence in Tennessee,” said Johnson. “With a new Jaws of Life and a new fire truck, our fire department will be able to serve countless more Tennesseans and save countless more lives. Keeping our community safe has always been our top priority, and this new partnership helps us do just that. Welcome to Tennessee, Puritan! We’re lucky to have you.”

“The Orlinda Fire Department is a crucial part of the Tennessee community that embraced Puritan from the start,” said Ginny Templet, Puritan’s marketing director. “We are proud to support the life-saving work of Chief Johnson and serve the good people of Tennessee, who rely on us for COVID-19 tests during these turbulent times. From Maine to the Volunteer State, we are more committed than ever to helping local communities across the country in the name of public health and safety.”

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