Municipality Of Argyle Asked To Consider Formulating A Plan For Automated External Defibrillators

Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:14 PM

(Concerned citizen Verna Wirth makes presentation to Argyle council Tuesday night-CJLS News)

The Municipality of Argyle has been asked to consider formulating a plan to make Automated External Defibrillators more accessible to the public.

There is a program through EHS in which the portable devices can be registered.

But Verna Wirth, a concerned citizen, says information is limited on the location of the life-saving units and registration is not mandatory.

She says with Argyle hosting large events like the Wedgeport Tuna Festival, it's important that AED's be made available and that people know where they're located.

"We need to have AED's on hand because they are simple, anyone can use them so why not have them ? They could save a life."

Wirth says if there were a program in place, both in the municipality of Argyle and province-wide then, 911 dispatchers could tell people if an AED was nearby.

There is a program through EHS to register AED's.

The web site shows locations of the units that are registered.

Wirth says many of the sites are not registered.

Council thanked Wirth for her presentation but made no decision.