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Comox church gets AED

There’s another public access automatic external defibrillator in Comox today, thanks to the Comox Valley Presbyterian Church and the Comox Firefighters Association.

This will be located in their church located at 725 Aspen Road.

The AED at the church is the latest instalment in an CFA initiative to have publicly accessible AEDs in as many places as possible within the town.

“It is great to see organizations like this assisting us in our efforts to have AEDs available all over Comox,” said Comox fire Chief Chief Gord Schreiner.

“I am also very proud of our firefighters for their support of this important project.”

The CFA’s long-term goal is to have an AED available in almost every business and public building in Comox.

“Public access AEDS are very simple to use, maintain and do save lives,” said Schreiner.

A public access AED costs approximately $1500.

The Comox firefighters are willing to supply an AED to Comox businesses if the business agrees to donate half of this amount ($750).

The Comox firefighters will cover the remaining cost and place an AED in the business.

They will also provide both CPR and AED training to the businesses staff.

This is a limited offer as the firefighters only have enough funds at this time for 10 units of which a few are already spoken for.

Call Schreiner at 250-339-2432 for more information.

 

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