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District fire service adds 4 defibrillators

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The Chapple, Emo, La Vallee & Alberton Fire & Emergency Service now is equipped with an additional four new ZOLL 3 automated external defibrillator (AEDs).

All units have been registered with the Public Access Defibrillation Program by the Rainy River Association of Professional Paramedics & Paramedic/Fire Dispatch Communications.

One AED is located at each of the following locations: Chapple North Station (3562 Highway 71 in Chapple), Chapple South Station (62 Queen St. in Barwick), Emo Fire Station (17B Canning Lane), and La Vallee Fire Station (56 Church Road in Devlin).

For each minute that passes when sudden cardiac arrest strikes, the victim loses another 10 percent chance of survival.

Public access defibrillation programs, when properly set up and maintained, are able to deliver the first shock from an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the victim within just three minutes.

This quick response by trained responders or a Good Samaritan gives the victim a 70 percent chance of survival!

The Public Access Defibrillation Program saves lives. Get CPR/AED training today!

We recommend contacting the local Paramedic Service to see who is in your area.

Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death for firefighters in the line of duty.

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