The Comox Firefighters Association and the Comox Valley Community Foundation teamed up to provide the Comox Bay Care Society with an automatic external defibrillator for the Care A Van.
“We are pleased to be able to assist another very important group with purchasing an AED,” said Chief Gord Schreiner. “I am also very proud of our firefighters for their support of this important project.”
The Care-A-Van travels the Valley providing health care and health-related services to homeless people and those at-risk of homelessness.
A public access AED costs approximately $1,500. The Comox firefighters have been co-sponsoring the AEDS with local groups who agree to donate half of this amount. The Comox firefighters cover the remaining cost and place an AED in the business.
Comox Bay Care Society funds came from the Comox Valley Community Foundation.