An Automated External Defibrillator has been installed in the atrium of Parksville city hall.
The AED was donated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation as part of the BC Public Access to Defibrillation program.
City hall (aka the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre) was chosen because it is one of the busiest public spaces in the city, according to a news release from the city Wednesday.
The AED located at city hall, to be used for emergency purposes, will be unlocked but an alarm will sound once the case is opened. The alarm is to warn bystanders that an emergency is occurring and that the AED is being used. It will also help prevent the AED from being tampered with or stolen.
"The ongoing investment in AEDs through the Heart and Stroke Foundation will provide people using the PCTC with important life-saving assistance," said Mayor Chris Burger. "With access to this life-saving tool, the PCTC will be a safer place for all of us to gather and lead more active and healthy lives."
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