An automated external defibrillator donated by BC Public Access to Defibrillation has been installed in the basement of Duncan City Hall where it will be ready to serve visitors to events at City Square.
"With so many events occurring in City Square we are very pleased to be able to have an AED available for public use when needed," Duncan Mayor Phil Kent said.
The basement of City Hall is open to the public on weekdays between October and May from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and between June and September from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On weekends when City Hall is closed, the basement is accessible by the Farmer’s Market Society and the Duncan Business Improvement Area Society.
Sudden cardiac arrest strikes 40,000 Canadians each year and is a major cause of death in B.C. By making AEDs available in public spaces and building awareness, hundreds of lives can be saved each year.