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Lake Wilcox Park users now have access to a life-saving automated external defibrillator (AED) that can be used in the event of a cardiac emergency 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 washrooms adjacent to the splash pad. The SaveStation cabinet lights up at night and keeps the AED warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

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

Richmond Hill’s indoor facilities have been equipped with public access AEDs since 2006… Read More

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