Another public access AED: Coastal Transportation and Storage
Coastal Transportation and Storage (CTS) joins Comox’s AED program!
Coastal Transportation and Storage has partnered with the Comox Firefighters Association to add yet another automatic external defibrillator (AED) in Comox. This will be located in their building located at 1734 Ryan Road East 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. I am also very proud of our firefighters for their support of this important project. We have approximately 30 AEDs located in our area now.”
Comox firefighters are hoping to have more and more public access AEDs available. 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 $1500.00. The Comox firefighters have been assisting some businesses and groups with AEDs by paying for half of the costs (approximately $750.00). Comox Fire Rescue will also provide both CPR and AED training to the businesses staff.
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can strike at any time—during work, while at church, or while visiting your local business. Fewer than 10% of SCA victims typically survive, but studies show that 30% to 50% would likely survive if CPR and AEDs were used within five minutes of collapse. Communities across the country are responding by implementing Public Access Defibrillation programs. Public Access Defibrillation programs include both access to AEDS and training.
Comox Fire Rescue knows the value of AEDs as they carry AEDs on most of their emergency vehicles and also have one mounted in their fire station.
Please contact Comox Fire Rescue at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.