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GECDSB Receives Life Saving Donation

AED Presentation1 (2).JPGAutomated External Defibrillators (AEDs) will soon be available at every GECDSB secondary school, the Board Administration Building, Mason Adult Learning Centre and the Facility Services Department.

The Board has accepted a generous donation of 17 of these life-saving devices from the Bruno Cremasco Memorial Sponsorship and Second Chance CPR. A pilot project will be initiated (Oct. - May) at 4 sites that will inform the development of the Board's policy and administrative procedures for placement, maintenance and training for the units.

Bruno Cremasco died from a heart attack and his son, Frank (pictured, far left), responded with a campaign that has raised funds to purchanse 36 AEDs for public areas. The survival rate for victims of heart attacks in public areas is 10%. The odds are twice as good when a portable defibrillator is available. Each unit costs approximately $2000.

Initially, AEDs will be installed at Tecumseh Vista Academy, Westview Freedom Academy, the Board Administrative Office and the Facility Services Department. ​​​