AED's in the News

Peel pilot project tests drone delivery of defibrillators to help cardiac arrest victims

April 3, 2019

​The pilot project builds on the region’s public access defibrillation program that started in 2014. To date, there are 194 AEDs owned by the region in the community and more than 250 volunteer responders trained to use the AEDs.

The AED will be delivered by a drone, which can travel 125 km/h. Cheskes said a recent study found drones are able deliver an AEDs ahead of median 911 response times and up to 10 minutes in rural areas.

“Canada is a leader in drone technolog

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GTAA Expanding First AID Programs Across Entire Airport

February 13, 2019

The Toronto Pearson Airports Authority is placing 250 AEDs throughout the airport as part of Heart Awareness Month. AED4Life and ZOLL are proud to partner with the TPAA in this effort.

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Off duty Cornwall-SDG paramedic helps save man’s life

November 28, 2018

OTTAWA – Cornwall-SDG Paramedic Services is recognizing one of its off-duty paramedics for her efforts in helping to save a man’s life in Ottawa last month.

Caren Attias, a Primary Care Paramedic, was heading home early last month when she saw a group of bystanders doing CPR on an man in his 60s, who had collapsed on an Ottawa street.

Attias grabbed her department-issued Zoll AED Plus defibrillator and was able to give the man a life-saving shock before Ottawa emerge

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Hamilton paramedics ride to Ottawa to raise money for memorial

September 12, 2018

A group of Hamilton paramedics is cycling more than 500 kilometres to raise money for a memorial to honour those whose lives were lost in the line of duty.

Close to 50 paramedics and nurses are participating in the first stretch of the ride called the Hammer TO, which will see cyclists take off from Station 15 in Hamilton Thursday and arrive at Toronto's CN Tower later that day.

Twenty Hamilton paramedics and four support staff — dubbed "the Escarpment City Ge

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Honouring Heroes and Survivors of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

September 10, 2018

It takes courage to step in and help in an emergency. The ZOLL Heroes for Life program acknowledges rescuers for their heroism and celebrates survivors of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). When someone collapses from SCA, time is of the essence. Quick action from bystanders and first responders can make the difference between life and death.

The Heroes for Life program enables ZOLL and SCA survivors to recognize the heroes who help save a life using a ZOLL® AED. From the person who deci

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Referee saved by AED in Burlington

April 18, 2018

"After quickly jumping into action when a referee suffered a heart attack during a game Friday at Central Arena, (from left) Rachel Barlow, Paul Anderson, Ryan Stewart, Mark Commisso and Nick Finelli were recognized for their efforts prior to a later game at the Ontario Hockey Federation bantam AA championships. The group performed CPR, shocked the referee's heart with an AED and treated him until paramedics and firefighters arrived. The referee is reported to be in stable condition thanks to

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Recall: Philips Corrective Action Letter

March 6, 2018

Have you received a letter from Philips regarding a Corrective Action?

If you received a letter from Philips regarding a Corrective Action for the Philips HeartStart OnSite, Philips HeartStart Home, or Philips HeartStart FRx AED please read below for instructions to follow for your next steps.

I received a letter from Philips, why?

Receiving a letter means that records show you are the owner of one or more Philips HeartStart FRx, HeartStart OnSite, or HeartStart Home au

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Des défibrillateurs dans toutes les écoles catholiques d'Ottawa

January 29, 2018

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An intergalactic guide to using a defibrillator

November 22, 2017

A TED talk by Todd Scott at TEDNYC, using humor and pop culture to make CPR training more memorable.

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Defibrillators coming to all OCDSB schools

October 18, 2017

"Senior staff with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board decided Tuesday to have defibrillators installed by September 2018 in all of the board's schools, a week after a CBC story revealed 78 of the board's 119 elementary schools did not have the potentially life-saving devices."

Read the full CBC article here.

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BERRN and Hamilton EMS team up on Hamilton's CHCH morning show

August 24, 2017

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Middlesex London EMS

January 23, 2017

Middlesex London EMS doing it right!

A big THANKYOU to @MacMasterChev for their huge support of our PAD program. AED's save lives. Help us raise our survival rates! Contact us!

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Public Access Defibrillator Loaner program

November 29, 2016

The Public Access Defibrillator Loaner program allows the general public to borrow an automated external defibrillator (AED), at no cost, for short-term community and family events within the city of Guelph and county of Wellington. Events include:

family reunions concerts golf outings group nature walks races festivals weddings large church gatherings Booking a defibrillator Fill out the request form linked here or call 519-822-1260 extension 2880 to re

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Defibrillator loaner program launches in Guelph, Press Release

November 24, 2016

Guelph, Ont., November 24, 2016 – Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service is launching a new community program designed to help save lives in Guelph, and Wellington county.

You are invited to learn more about the Public Access Defibrillator Loaner program—believed to be the first of its kind in Canada—and watch an automated external defibrillator (AED) demonstration at the launch event on Friday, November 25 at 11 a.m. at City Hall.

Research shows that victims of cardiac

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Hands-Only CPR training kiosk debuts at Indianapolis International Airport

October 27, 2016


Last April, Matt Lickenbrock, a University of Dayton student, saved the life of fellow student Sean Ferguson using Hands-Only CPR, a lifesaving technique that he learned from an instructional airport kiosk.

This week, Lickenbrock showed Ferguson how to train in Hands-Only CPR at a new kiosk at Indianapolis International Airport.

Seven U.S. sites will feature the kiosks donated through American Heart Association’s na

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Andrew's Legacy

April 6, 2016

Andrew William Stoddart Born February 20th, 2000 Died suddenly while playing soccer on Monday, May 11, 2015 in Kintore, Ontario. His family now has a goal to get a AED in every sports field in Canada! You can support them by donating to the cause, or liking the Facebook Page!

Visit their Facebook page

To make a donation:

Visit and select Andrew Stoddart's Legacy #11forever from the d

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October 28, 2015 UPDATE - Sanofi recalls all lots of Allerject

October 29, 2015

Sanofi-aventis Canada Inc., in consultation with Health Canada, is recalling all lots of Allerject (0.15 mg/0.15mL and 0.3 mg/0.3 mL strength epinephrine auto-injectors) from the Canadian market. A similar recall is taking place in the United States, where it’s sold as Auvi-Q.

This recall is due to issues that may potentially affect the delivery of the required amount of the drug, epinephrine. Allerject is used as an emergency treatment by patients who are at risk and/or have a hi

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Government of Canada and Heart and Stroke Foundation exceed goal of installing 2,000 AEDs in recreational hockey arenas across the country

July 9, 2015

Two events took place yesterday to highlight progress and proven success of the National Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Initiative, a partnership between the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF).

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, joined Alberta HSF CEO Donna Hastings, at the North East Sportsplex Society in Calgary, Alberta, to announce that together they have exceeded the goal for AED installations in recreational and hocke

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Voluntary Product Recall: 2 lots of Allerject (0.15 mg / 0.15 mL) epinephrine injection distributed as of June 1 2015

June 17, 2015

On Friday, June 12, 2015 Sanofi Canada took the precautionary measure of issuing a Voluntary Recall of Allerject 0.15 mg / 0.15 mL epinephrine auto injectors, lots 2857505 and 2857508, distributed as of June 1st, 2015, due to a manufacturing defect that could potentially affect the delivery of the drug. The defect was discovered as part of a routine manufacturer quality review process. Allerject 0.15 mg / 0.15 mL is the pediatric version of the epinephrine auto injector. No other lots or stre

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Epinephrine allergy auto-injectors recalled by Health Canada

June 15, 2015

Health Canada is recalling two batches of epinephrine auto-injector products used in the treatment of serious allergic reactions in children.

The agency is says it's due to a manufacturing defect that may render the device ineffective at delivering the medication in an emergency.

Allerject, which is used in the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis, works by reversing the rapid and dangerous decrease in blood pressure and relaxing the muscles in the airway during a

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Only 2 hours after being installed, AED saves ball player’s life

May 28, 2015

Gord Stevenson, Little Mountain Sportsplex night manager, with the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which proved to be a real life saver when it helped revive slo-pitch player Bryant Thomson who collapsed during a game on Friday. JIM BENDER/Winnipeg Sun/Postmedia Network

Talk about a timely addition.

“I got back and administered it. He came about and took a deep breath, then three others took turns doing CPR on him. He came to and threw up, then they did more CPR

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AEDs installed in all Hamilton arenas, including Waterdown

March 27, 2015

AED Specialist Sandra Page gives a demonstration during the March 19 announcement at Harry Howell Arena as ADFW MP David Sweet (left) and federal government house leader Peter Van Loan look on.

Automated external defibrillators save lives, say local Conservative MP David Sweet and emergency service officials.

Hamilton mountain residents John Marechal and Drago Tomic are living proof.

Marechal, 56, collapsed Dec. 12 at Ancaster’s Morgan Firestone Aren

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Warsaw's new subway lines equipped with Rotaid

March 12, 2015

After a vast construction project, new subway lines were officially opened in Warsaw, Poland, this weekend. These state-of-the art stations will provide inhabitants and visitors of Warsaw with modern, quick and safe travel through the city. In cooperation with our partner Max Harter, the new stations were equipped with life saving defibrillators, safely stored in our distinctive cabinets.

We thank our Polish partner Max Harter for their smooth cooperation and are happy to

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Another paramedic goalie credited with saving life at hockey game

November 27, 2014

A goaltender in St. John's is being hailed as a hero for saving a man's life at Mile One Centre, the second such incident in the province in a week.

Chris Dunphy, a firefighter and paramedic with the St. John's Regional Fire Department, was playing recreational hockey on Nov. 20 when another player collapsed on the ice.

Dunphy sprung into action to help the man, performing CPR while another person ran for a defibrillator.

Dunphy, in full goalie gear, used the def

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Philips releases CPR App

October 31, 2014

Philips has released a FREE CPR app for the iPad and iPhone. This application offers helpful videos and other information about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). You can help save a life!

View in App Store

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Two Lives Saved in One Day

July 21, 2014

Two Lives Saved in One Day in Ottawa

July 2, 2014 - The Ottawa Paramedic Service credits quick-thinking bystanders who performed CPR and used an AED Plus® with helping to save two lives in two separate incidents in this Canadian city on the same Wednesday in June.

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A life-saving lesson

March 19, 2014

A life-saving lesson at Queen Victoria School

Queen Victoria School's principal, Steve Yull, had a heart attack on Feb. 20. Vice-principal Holly Shanlin used an automated external defibrillator and saved his life.

By: Mark McNeil

When the shiny new defibrillator was installed near the gymnasium at Queen Victoria Elementary School last fall, acting principal Steve Yull never dreamt he would be the first person to need it.

He is only 41, had never had heart prob

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Public Access to Defibrillators

February 11, 2014

Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are now required by law in designated public buildings in Manitoba. Manitoba is the first province to develop this legislation and as of December 31, 2013 there were 2291 AED registered. The government has been working with the Heart and Stroke Foundation to make it easier for non-profit and community owned organization to get an AED in to their facilities. Click here to read more.

This is not only happening in Manitoba, Public Access Defibril

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Team effort saves a life

January 28, 2014

'Team effort' saves a life at Guelph arena By Scott Tracey

GUELPH—Nineteen members of a pick-up hockey team will be honoured by city councillors Monday for their part in saving the life of a teammate who suffered a heart attack earlier this month.

The evening of Jan. 9, the group of friends were playing their usual Thursday game at the West End Community Centre when one of the players, David Miller, collapsed.

"He was absolutely showing no signs of anything

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Saving Lives

January 14, 2014

Saving Lives

Posted on March 21, 2011 by admin Thank you

The Hamilton Public Access Defibrillation Program helped save a life on Saturday.

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Quick thinking, AED saves life

January 14, 2014

Quick thinking, AED saves another life

April 6, 2011 By News-ON Search

On Sunday, April 3, a hockey goalie made a save of a different kind at J.L. Grightmire arena in Dundas.

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Great Save at St. George Arena

January 14, 2014

Great Save at St. George Arena


On Friday December 2, 2011 at the St George, Ontario arena a 52 year old male patient was watching a hockey game. From what we have learned he was on the bench, as a coach.

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AED save man's life in Hamilton

January 14, 2014

CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) save man's life in Hamilton  

July 26, 2012, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

Once again, AEDs and CPR have proven their worth as a Hamilton ma

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Defibrillator saves the day

January 14, 2014

Defibrillator saves the day at soccer game

September 22, 2012 By Molly Hayes, The Hamilton Spectator

A quick-thinking citizen and a public defibrillator saved the life of a 64-year-old woman Saturday, police say.

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Defibrillators in rinks

January 14, 2014

Defibrillators rolling out to recreational rinks across Canada, Harper says Staff Published Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 11:34AM EST

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the government is moving forw

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Defibrillators hard to find

January 14, 2014

Defibrillators may be hard to find in emergencies: CBC investigation Staff Published Friday Nov. 29, 2013 5:00 AM EST


Marketplace investigation finds that life-saving devices are often locked away or unregistered

They can help increase your chance of surviving a cardiac arrest by 75 per cent, but a shocking number of Canada's Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) may be inaccessible to the public during an emergency because they are locked aw

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PHYSIO Control Defibrillators

January 8, 2014

Physio-Control is a pioneer in defibrillation and resuscitation technology. PHYSIO-Control features the LIFEPAK line of Automated External Defibrillators or AEDs.

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ZOLL® AED Plus® Defibrillators

November 22, 2013

The ZOLL® AED Plus® does more than just defibrillate. It is the only AED that ensures infrequent rescuers respond appropriately during a sudden cardiac arrest emergency.

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Philips HeartStart OnSite AED

November 18, 2013

The Philips HeartStart Defibrillator series carries innovation in its genes. Building on the successes of the other members of the HeartStart family of defibrillators, they bring innovations to the treatment of SCA.

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