What's Going on Here? Action First Aid unveils outdoor defibrillator in Barrie business park

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Action First Aid has unveiled an accessible SaveStation automated external defibrillator that is located on the side of their distribution centre at 131 Commerce Park Dr. unit L in Barrie.


• Action First Aid is introducing this concept as a cost-effective solution for a group of businesses, where one SaveStation can provide life-saving coverage for multiple locations.

• Every SaveStation comes with a QR code to show people how to use the exact AED found inside.

• Barrie was the first community in Canada to install an outdoor SaveStation, which is located at City Hall.

• SaveStations are also located at Centennial Beach and Georgian College athletic fields.

• The wall-mounted SaveStation lights up at night and the built-in technology allows for 24-7 monitoring to ensure it is always ready for rescue.

• Action First Aid has been in business for more than 20 years and the company's main training centre is on Commerce Park Drive in Barrie.

• They run First Aid courses every day of the week in three large training rooms, which allows everyone to remain six feet apart.

• SaveStations Belong Everywhere empowers people to work together to create cardiac safe communities.

Rick Vanderlinde, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Barrie Advance