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December 18, 2006
Media Advisory: Toronto EMS Cardiac Safe City program honours life saving Automated External Defibrillator (AED) responders
Toronto EMS Chief and General Manager Bruce Farr will award the Cardiac Safe City “Heart In Motion Award” to two Automated External Defibrillation (AED) responders on Wednesday, December 20.

A squash player in his mid-thirties suffered a cardiac arrest on November 2 at the Toronto Racquet Club. Two members of the club’s staff began CPR, and used a portable AED to administer the shock that restored the patient’s heart rhythm - and saved his life. Only six days after the Mikey Network installed the new defibrillator and completed the staff training at the Toronto Racquet Club, the program paid for itself by saving a life.

The cardiac arrest survivor and his family will attend the award ceremony to meet the responders.

Date: Wednesday, December 20
Time: 10 a.m.
Place: Emergency Services Headquarters, 4330 Dufferin St.
(access via Lodestar Rd., off Steeprock Dr.)

The Toronto EMS Cardiac Safe City program is dedicated to saving the lives of those in our community suffering sudden cardiac arrest, through the provision, maintenance and promotion of public access defibrillation programs. For more information about how to set up an automated external defibrillator program for your organization, business or building, call the Toronto EMS Cardiac Safe City program at 1-87-SAFECITY (1-877-233-2489) or 416-338-0475, or visit the website at

For more information about the Mikey Network, a partner in the Cardiac Safe City program, please visit

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Peter Macintyre, Manager, Community Safeguard Services, 416-392-2069



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