The Orillia Waterfront Centre is now home to an outdoor, publicly accessible defibrillator kit following a donation by two area businesses.

Co-founded by Barrie-based Action First Aid, the SaveStation Tower houses an AED defibrillator inside of a heated and ventilated tower, providing access to the life-saving equipment every day of the year.

Donated by The Peggy Hill Team and Mortgage Wellness, the equipment was unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday afternoon with city officials.

“The more I found out, the more obvious it was: it’s just the kind of thing that you can’t put (a price) on,” said Peggy Hill. “I have children, I have grandchildren, and just the thought that somebody would need a machine like this and not be available to save a life is what really gets to me.”

Mortgage Wellness president Nick L’ecuyer said the two feel this is a good way to give back to the communities they serve.

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