St. John Ambulance's new tool to combat sudden cardiac arrest
Through St. John Ambulance BC & Yukon’s Start Me Up BC campaign, the charity will increase awareness and accessibility to AEDs as well as first aid and naloxone through their one-of-a-kind community defibrillator stands. These stands will be placed in a variety of different environments and locations such as provincial parks, city beaches, outside workplaces, transit hubs, tourist hot spots, and more.
They will also be kept unlocked to ensure the public can access an AED, first aid supplies, or a naloxone kit on a 24/7 basis. With increased visibility and reach of these lifesaving tools, more communities will recognize their role in saving lives from emergencies like sudden cardiac arrest and overdose and be empowered to take action.
The community defibrillator stands are proudly made in BC and made of durable UV-protected ABS plastic that is over 85% recycled materials. The top of the stand holds an AED and a Naloxone kit in a secure case which when opened, an alarm rings and health officials are called, and the bottom holds a fully stocked St. John Ambulance first aid kit. The stand is effective with any brand of AED, which includes ZOLL, Philips, Cardiac Science, and more.
- Highly visible and weatherproof stand
- AED cabinet with an audible alarm, photo control and lighting options
- Easy-to-use AED with a simple step-by-step guide
- Equipped with first aid and a naloxone kit
- The body of the stand is made of 80% recycled ABS plastic and manufactured in BC