AED Registry Program
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a device that gives an electrical shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. It’s used to reset the heart to a normal beat.
There are currently between 120 and 150 defibrillators available at public locations throughout Greater Sudbury, including at City facilities, schools and private businesses. Paramedic Services is working on developing a centralized registry of exactly where these devices are located in the community. This information will be valuable to both emergency responders and members of the public.
A sudden cardiac arrest can happen anywhere, at any time. According to the Ministry of Health, early intervention using a defibrillator, together with calling 911 and beginning CPR, can save lives and improve survival rate of cardiac arrest by up to 50 per cent.
Do you have an AED? Register it now!