John Mack Foundation and BAE donate AEDs to five local organizations: On Feb. 12, the John Mack Foundation and BAE provided five local organizations with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that were donated by BAE Systems in Endicott as part of its Community Investment program. The five groups receiving AEDs were the Addiction Center of Broome County, Broome County Council of Churches, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier and the Vestal police. All of the organizations received CPR/AED training so they were prepared to recognize and handle a cardiac arrest emergency. Michael Taylor, of Union Volunteer Emergency Squad, trained some of the organizations. The John Mack Foundation is named for John Mack, a 17-year-old Binghamton High School student who died in 2006 while playing lacrosse at a facility that did not have an AED.