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Upper Stoney Lake Association installs defibrillator

On June 28 at their annual meeting the Upper Stoney Lake Association (USLA) unveiled their new portable defibrillator. It is accessible to the public at the Sunset Pavilion at Crowe’s Landing until October 31, then will be back next April for the full season. Jeff Jordison from Peterborough EMS attended the meeting and stressed the importance of quick response with the defibrillator to keep the patient alive until EMS arrives.

The USLA received a generous grant from the PRHC Foundation for this, and with help and advice from Douro-Dummer Fire Chief Chuck Pedersen and Peterborough County EMS the USLA moved quickly to get the right equipment at a good price. It is now part of the County EMS 911 system and is monitored by Trent Security both for theft and to alert EMS when it is removed from its cabinet.

The Lakefield office of Community Care Peterborough assisted in providing CPR and Defibrillator training at the USLA Sunset Pavilion July 12, and over 30 people participated with the costs covered by USLA.

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