Local sports facility gets two defibrillators
Cumberland City Councillor and amateur sports champion Stephen Blais has secured the Installation of two automated external defibrillators (AED) at Millennium Park in time for the new upcoming summer sports season.
“I am incredibly happy to bring these two AEDs to Millennium Park,” says Councillor Stephen Blais. “These devices can save lives, and that’s something I know first-hand.”
Currently the Ottawa Paramedic Service provides oversight for over 1,100 Public Access Defibrillators (PAD)/ Automated External Defibrillators (AED) within the community, including support for the Police and Fire partners with their respective defibrillator programs.
“A big thank you to Councillor Blais for partnering with the Ottawa Paramedic Service to help strengthen our Heart Safe city,” says Derek Marriner, PAD Program Coordinator. “It’s great to see safety as a high priority especially at a large facility like Millennium.”
Since the inception of the Ottawa Paramedic Service PAD (Public Access Defibrillator) Oversight Program in 2003, citizens have directly assisted with the successful resuscitation of over 120 individuals.
For information about the Ottawa Paramedic Service PAD Oversight Program please email [email protected] or call 613-580-2424 ext 26951.
For training options and opportunities with the Ottawa Paramedic Service please contact cpr/[email protected] or call 613-580-2424 ext 32434.