Two more Gull Lake facilities have each recently received an automated external defibrillator device (AED):
Thanks to Husky Energy who donated an AED to Gull Lake Swimming Pool, and thanks to the Heart and Stroke Foundation who donated one to the Community Hall. Both facilities are very grateful for the generosity shown by Husky and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is used to identify cardiac rhythms and deliver a shock to correct abnormal electrical activity in the heart significantly improving the chances of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest. When an AED and CPR are immediately available, the chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest is substantially improved .
There will be a brief AED training course at the Gull Lake Community Hall on Thursday, June 15 (this Thursday!) at 2 pm if you are interested in learning how to use an AED. Now that we have one in the rink, in the hall and at the pool, there may come a time when your AED skills could save a life. There is no cost for this training. Hope to see you there!