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PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATOR PROGRAM

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) recommends that:

Canadians have widespread access to automated external defibrillators (AED);

That the public be trained and encouraged to apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (with an emphasis on chest compressions for lay rescuer trained persons) and AED skills when needed.

That the AED program is part of a comprehensive emergency response plans that is linked with the emergency medical services system.

A Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Program in Lanark County will provide access to an enhanced level of medical care. This program, in designated Public Access Defibrillator facilities in Lanark County, will assist in the emergency medical services response.

Lanark County Council has adopted a Public Access Defibrillator Program which establishes procedures and guidelines for the partners with regular monitoring of the activities and associated responsibilities to ensure the availability of AED.

Funding from the Heart & Stroke Foundation, The ACT Foundation and private donors have enabled the Public Access Defibrillator facilities to provide an AED with public access.

These facilities are identified with two signs; one at the main entrance to indicate an AED is located within the facility and the second sign to locate the AED in the facility

Please use the following information to contact the Emergency Services Department:

Phone: (613) 267-4200 x1701
Toll Free: 1-888-9-LANARK
Fax: (613) 267-2964
Email:

Mailing Address:
Garry Welsh, Emergency Services Coordinator
Lanark County
99 Christie Lake Road
Perth, Ontario K7H 3C6