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June 26, 2007
Media Advisory: Toronto Fire Services to receive public access defibrillators from The Mikey Network
Toronto Fire Services is partnering with The Mikey Network to create strong public awareness and better recognition of heart healthy living. The Mikey Network will donate 6 MIKEY defibrillators to be placed in Toronto Fire Services’ buildings around the city.

Date: Wednesday, June 27
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Toronto Fire Academy, 895 Eastern Ave.

Wherever and whenever a heart stops beating, a lifesaving shock from a defibrillator delivered by trained targeted responders or a good samaritan is just minutes away.The Mikey Network is a charitable organization working to create public awareness and provide education about heart healthy lifestyles. The Mikey Network is committed to placing MIKEYS in as many high-risk locations as possible so people affected by sudden cardiac arrest might have a second chance at life. The organization has raised over $500,000 and has placed MIKEYS across Ontario in schools, community centres, Toronto Police Service Facilities, municipal offices, libraries, gyms and arenas. This is a major life-saving initiative dedicated to former Heathwood Homes Partner Mike Salem, who died of sudden cardiac arrest on a golf course in 2002. Visit

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 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:
Toronto Fire Services, Media Line, 416-338-0763
David Eisenstadt, The Communications Group Inc., 416-696-9900 ext. 36,



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