An AED, just in case

Sidney veterans organization sets up new AED in downtown location.

  • May. 20, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Les Hall, House Chair and project lead, and Joe Harrison, President of ANAF Unit #302 hold new AED equipment. The branch acquired the potentially life-saving device to help ensure better overall public safety.

Les Hall, House Chair and project lead, and Joe Harrison, President of ANAF Unit #302 hold new AED equipment. The branch acquired the potentially life-saving device to help ensure better overall public safety.

SIDNEY — A Sidney organization has purchased a new Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) for any “what if” scenarios.

The Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada Unit 302 becomes the latest location of the potentially life-saving device. A busy, active place, the ANAVETS unit felt it was important to have an AED on site, not only to serve their clients but the general public as well.

Signs have been posted outside the building on Fourth Street to alert the public that an AED is available for public use in case of an emergency.

ANAVETS was able to purchase the AED through their ongoing fundraisers and with the help of the B.C. Lotteries Commission and community supporters.

— Submitted by ANAVETS Unit 302

Peninsula News Review