Defibrillator training coming to BC communities this month, initiative will result in around 6,300 students trained each year!

Defibrillator training coming to BC communities this month, initiative will result in around 6,300 students trained each year!

June 22, 2015 – This month of June, teachers fromthe School District 68, Nanaimo-Ladysmith, School District 37, Delta, School District 54 Bulkley Valley in Smithers, School District 23 Central Okanagan in Kelowna, School District 73 Kamloops/Thompson, School District 8 Creston, School District 52 Prince Rupert and School District 75 Mission have received their Automated External Defibrillator (AED ) instructor training, as an enhancement to the ACT High School CPR program. This initiative will result in around 6,300 students trained each year by their teachers to use these lifesaving skills.

This program was made possible thanks to the support of our community partners: British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS), RBC Royal Bank, Interior Savings Credit Union, and thanks to the support provided by our national health partners : AstraZeneca Canada, Pfizer Canada Inc., Sanofi Canada.

Our national health partners AstraZeneca Canada, Pfizer Canada and Sanofi Canada are also committed to our goal of promoting health and empowering Canadians across the country to save lives.

By the end of the 2014-2015 school year, 320 000 students will have been trained throughout Canada to add to our total of 2.9 million youth trained through the ACT Program to save lives!

More than 2,300 students from the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region will be trained to save lives every year

More than 2, 300 students from the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region will be trained to save lives every year

Tomorrow, on the 8th of May, we will be at the École Secondaire Jean-Gauthier, in Alma, QC for the official launch of the CPR and AED high school program in the region of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

Thanks to this initiative, more than 2,300 students from 16 schools from the communities of Alma, Jonquière, Roberval and Chicoutimi will be trained every year to save lives by their teachers!

Thanks to our community partner, Rio Tinto Alcan for their generous contribution towards this initiative. We would also like to thank the Government of Quebec, as well as our health partners, AstraZeneca Canada, Pfizer Canada and Sanofi Canada for their support of the program throughout Quebec.