Outdoor Rescue Defibrillator installed in Wilcox Lake Park

Lake Wilcox Park users now have access to a life-saving AED that can be used in a cardiac emergency.
  • The 24/7 SaveStation AED is mounted on the wall outside the washroom adjacent to the splash guard area.

Users of Lake Wilcox Park now have access to a life-saving Automated External Defibrillator (AED) that can be used in cardiac emergencies thanks to a donation from the Central York Girls Hockey Association (CYGHA).

Park users can find the 24/7 accessible SaveStation, which houses the AED, mounted on the wall outside the toilets adjacent to the jets area. The SaveStation cabinet turns on at night and keeps the AED warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

The indoor AED, which has both adult and child modes, is equipped with a device that provides 24/7 monitoring of the status of the AED, ensuring it is “ready for.” the saving “. It also includes location services with GPS tracking and two-way hands-free communication with emergency services.

The Richmond Hill indoor facility has been equipped with publicly accessible AEDs since 2006.

An AED is an electronic device that analyzes the heart rate during cardiac arrest and, if necessary, delivers an electric shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart return to normal rhythm. AEDs are safe and easy to use, even with little or no experience. Visual and voice prompts will guide users through the process.

Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time, and when it does, every second counts. In Canada, 40,000 people suffer cardiac arrests outside of hospital each year; the majority take place at home or in a public place. Studies show that immediate use of an AED in combination with CPR can increase the chances of survival by 75% or more.

This life-saving donation was made possible through CYGHA’s “She Shoots, She Saves” campaign, which helps protect heart communities by raising funds to install AEDs throughout York Region.

Useful links

• SaveStation CPR AED Recycling Training Video

• DEA in action | A 3D look inside the body

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