MP Larry Miller takes part in Defibrillator Awareness Event

March 1, 2013

For Immediate Release

March 1st, 2013

MP Larry Miller takes part in Defibrillator Awareness Event

Ottawa, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound took part in the Defibrillator Awareness Event held in Shallow Lake on March 1st.

The event was held to raise awareness for AED (automated external defibrillator) devices that have been installed in community infrastructure across Bruce and Grey counties. Bruce and Grey counties, and indeed all of Ontario, have been leaders in the installation of AED devices in community facilities. Within the riding of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, there are a total of 110 AED sites, with 81 of these sites located in the Grey county portion of the riding and 29 sites in the Bruce county portion.

Recently, the Federal Government announced $10 million in funding to support the installation of AED’s in every hockey arena in Canada.

“No one is immune to the possibility of sudden heart failure, even the healthiest people may experience unexpected trouble,” said Miller. “I am very happy that AED devices are becoming more and more prevalent in community buildings and I hope that we continue to educate people about these life-saving devices.”

In communities where an AED and CPR are readily available the likelihood of survival for a victim of sudden cardiac arrest is increased by 75%.