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Comox vet clinic latest to install public AED

Shamrock Veterinary Clinic is the latest business to acquire an automatic external defibrillator (AED) in Comox. This will be located in their church located at 1896 Guthrie Road in Comox.

Chief Gord Schreiner states: “It is great to see organizations like this assisting us in our efforts to have AEDs available all over Comox,” said  Comox Fire Department chief Gord Schreiner of the latest partner of the Comox Firefighters Association initiative. “I am also very proud of our firefighters for their support of this important project.”

Comox firefighters are hoping to have more and more public access AEDs available in Comox.

Their 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!

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.

Please contact Comox Fire Rescue at  firehall@comox.ca  if you have any questions or would like to participate in this potentially live-saving project.

 

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