When every second counts

AEDs can be purchased for as little as $1,200 – but need to be maintained
By Steven Stone
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/16/2013

Across Canada, anywhere from 35,000 to 45,000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) ever year, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

In Toronto alone, emergency service personnel respond to more than 2,000 cardiac arrests annually, 16 to 20 per cent of which occur in public places, according to Cardiac Safe City, a program from Toronto’s emergency medical services.