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Questions & Answers

What is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?

An AED is designed to deliver an electric charge to a subject after the onset of a sudden cardiac arrest.  There is step by step automated voice instructions built into the unit and almost anyone can use an AED.

Where are AEDs located on Salt Spring Island?

  • Kings Lane Medical Clinic
  • Meadowbrook Seniors Residence
  • All-Saints- By-The-Sea
  • Farmers’ Institute
  • Pharmasave – Uptown & Downtown
  • North End Fitness
  • Salt Spring Air
  • ArtSpring
  • Royal Canadian Legion
  • Seniors Services Society
  • Brinkworthy Estates
  • Salt Spring Dental – Dr. McGinn
  • Rainbow Road Indoor Pool
  • Royal Vancouver Yacht Club – Scott Point
  • Salt Spring Island Sailing Club
  • Salt Spring Golf Club
  • Indoor Tennis Court at Golf Club
  • Portlock Park
  • Gulf Islands Secondary School
  • Fulford Hall, Fire Halls (3)
  • B.C. Hydro Trucks (6)

View map locations.

(more organizations and businesses are getting on board with AEDs each month)

How can I help?

Take the training and be ready in an emergency.

Familiarize yourself with all AED locations so that you can  retrieve a unit quickly when needed.

Can using an AED really save a life?

You bet.  Subjects have a 70% survival rate if treated with an AED within 4 minutes.

Can I harm someone by using an AED?

No, there are no reports of any harm or death caused from using an AED.  The AED will only deliver an electric charge to someone in cardiac arrest