News

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.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Emission limits set for B.C. LNG producers
 
Wet weather brings Comox Lake reservoir water levels back to norm
 
Housing money reinstated by Victoria council
Search and rescue veteran in Alberni retires after 47 years
 
Alberni waives Glenwood rental fee for Remembrance Day
 
Qualicum adds electric car to its fleet
Helijet eyes Nanaimo skies
 
Home economics classes prepare feast for students
 
Candidates form debate in forum

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 16 edition online now. Browse the archives.