November is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) month intended to raise awareness of healthy heart, stroke and cardiac arrest signs, symptoms and critical interventions in an attempt to increase survivability and quality of life. In Alberta 10% of the population will suffer a cardiac related emergency every year, however, through awareness, action and life-saving training these medical events can be reduced.
St. John Ambulance not only provides the newest training standards in First Aid, CPR and Automatic External Defribrillation (AED) training, but throughout the month of November is offering the public an opportunity to participate in a number of community awareness initiatives to increase training, access to AEDs and to win an AED for their home, school, business or community facility.
St. John Ambulance is launching Save A Life, a free app, in November 2016 to assist the public in locating the closest registered AED for public access and intervention during cardiac arrest until Emergency Medical Services arrives. This App is used in conjunction to calling 911.
For the month of November, St. John Ambulance is encouraging all Albertans to take a picture with an AED and post it in social media to be entered into a draw for one of two AEDs donated by Zoll and Philips. Contest rules are located on our web page at: http://www.stjohn.ab.ca/savealifeselfie
For the month of November all CPR courses and first aid kits will be offered at 10% discount on listed rates through our seven First Aid and Community Service Training Centres, along with numerous public demonstrations and work site lunch and learns.
About St. John Ambulance
Since 1883 St. John Ambulance has provided Canadians with the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art First Aid and CPR training. With programs for business, individuals and communities St. John Ambulance first aid and CPR courses provide life-saving skills and support to communities across Canada.
AEDMAP is a French company with offices in Paris, Toronto and Dubai. Founded by emergency physician Paul Dardel in 2012, AEDMAP specializes in AED mapping and monitoring solutions. Staying Alive, the company’s free mapping app is to date available in eighteen languages, has been downloaded over a million times, and currently lists 80,000 AED’s worldwide. AEDMAP has deployed versions of their critically important app with EMS providers in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland and the UAE; St. John Ambulance is pleased to bring the release to Canada.