Heart To Heart With St. John Ambulance

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St. John Ambulance is one of the world’s oldest charitable organizations and through the generous donations from the community and businesses we are able to provide first aid to many community events and programs.

We also provide first aid training for work, home and play along with the supplies to go along with your training. Emergency Preparedness products are also available.

February is Heart Month and, as such, we would like everyone to know that we carry a wide variety of Automated External Defibrillators (AED’S) the only effective intervention for sudden cardiac arrest.

What is sudden cardiac arrest? It occurs when heart function ceases abruptly and without warning. The heart is no longer able to pump blood to the rest of the body. Not to be confused with heart attack, sudden cardiac arrest is an electrical problem that creates an abnormal heart rhythm that prevents the heart from pumping blood to all vital organs. Sudden cardiac arrest is unpredictable; it can happen anywhere, anytime, at any age and without warning. In fact, one occurs every 12 minutes in Canada and with each passing minute before AED application, the probability of survival declines by 7-10%. Time is of the essence in these situations and using an AED is an effective intervention. St. John Ambulance provides one free CPR C AED class with each purchase of an AED.

Please contact Amanda English at 250.746.4058 for details.

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