Comox Fire rescue Chief Gord Schreiner presents St. George’s United Church staff with an automatic external defibrillator, donated to the church by Comox Fire Rescue. Photo supplied.

Comox Fire rescue Chief Gord Schreiner presents St. George’s United Church staff with an automatic external defibrillator, donated to the church by Comox Fire Rescue. Photo supplied.

Comox Fire Rescue donates defibrillator to St. George’s United Church

Comox fighters have donated an automatic external defibrillator (AED) to St. George’s United Church for placement in their soup kitchen, located at 505 6th St., Courtenay.

The firefighters know the value of having this important piece of life-saving equipment available. Earlier this year the Comox firefighters had donated $1,000 towards the renovations of the soup kitchen.

“I am very proud of our firefighters for their donation and all of the charitable work they do all year long,” said Comox Fire Rescue Chief Gord Schreiner. “Our firefighters understand that they can make a positive difference in so many different ways and when we realized that this important venue did not have an AED they took steps to solve that.”

A public access AED costs approximately $2,000.