Automated External Defibrillator Installed at City Hall
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has been installed in the basement of Duncan City Hall just inside the ramp entrance at the rear of the building. Thank you to the BC Public Access to Defibrillation (PAD) Program for donating this lifesaving device to our municipality.
The basement of City Hall is publicly accessible Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m. (October to May), and 8:00 a.m. ‐ 4:00 p.m. (June to September), and accessible by the Farmer’s Market Society and the Duncan Business Improvement Association on the weekends when City Hall is closed. Large numbers of people gather in City square on a regular basis making it an ideal location for the AED.
Sudden cardiac arrest strikes 40,000 Canadians each year and is a major cause of death in British Columbia. By making AEDs available in public spaces and by building awareness about the devices, hundreds of lives in BC can be saved each year.
“With so many events occurring in City Square we are very pleased to be able to have an AED available for public use when needed,” said Mayor Kent.