Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Defibrillator Training

As many of you have undoubtedly noticed, we now have two defibrillators – one outside the office and one at the shower building in Beckett Circle.  This is all thanks for the incredible fundraising efforts of our members. While we hope they never need to be used, if they are, they just might save a life!

If you are interested in learning how to use them (anyone can do it) there will be a training session next to the Beckett Circle Fire Pit on Sunday (June 24th) from 10:00 am to 10:30 am. If you can't make it, there is a training DVD available that you can watch. Just ask at the office. There is also an online Flash demo here.

The AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) that we selected is the Philips HeartStart OnSite (HS1) Defibrillator. A lot of research was done on selecting the right one including consultations with York Region EMS.