New life saving equipment in Ohsweken

Six Nations Fire & Emergency Services (SNFES) now have AED (Automated External Defibrillator) on each fire truck and at each fire station in the community. The devices were provided courtesy of financial help from the Six Nations Community Trust.

An additional four AED devices have been awarded to the community. These will be placed at the Gaylord Powless Arena, Youth & Elders Centre, the Ohsweken Ball Diamond and the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. An AED is a device that is used to get a heart back to its natural rhythms by delivering an electrical shock to the heart during a cardiac arrest. CPR used in conjunction with an AED can double a person’s chance of survival from a sudden cardiac arrest.

SNFES will be offering a free CPR/AED training course on the evening of February 22 at the new Fire Headquarters in Ohsweken. For more information or to sign up for the free CPR/AED course please contact Crystal Farmer at 519-445-4054 ex5128 or

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