Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are now being installed in recreational arenas across the country, thanks to a partnership between the Public Health Agency of
One of the first AEDs installed under this program was unveiled today at the
Defibrillators are electronic devices used to restart a person's heart that has stopped beating. They are safe, easy-to-use, and while they can be operated effectively by the public, training equips people with the knowledge and skills to confidently use these devices and to deliver quick CPR.
Quick Facts The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of
"Our Government is committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians while encouraging active and healthy lifestyles. Today, we are happy to be working with our partners to install one of the first of many Automated External Defibrillators to be made available in recreational arenas across the country."
Minister of Health
"Each year, up to 40,000 Canadians experience sudden cardiac arrest. As many as 85 per cent occur in public
places or at home. Without rapid and appropriate treatment, most cardiac arrests will result in death. Access to early CPR and defibrillation, preferably within the first one to three minutes after cardiac arrest, increases chances of survival by as much as 75 per cent."
President of the
"The community of
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