FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Edmonton, September 17th 2016
St. John Ambulance – Alberta Council and AEDMAP announce their partnership to develop Save A Life; Canada’s automated external defibrillator (AED) and first responder free app for iPhone and Android.
St. John Ambulance – Alberta Council and AEDMAP have partnered to develop and deliver a comprehensive public AED and first responder registry app exclusively to Canadians.
“St. John is very excited to bring this important, progressive technology to the Canadian public and further our mission to help Save A Life” said Rick Stewart CMA CPA, VP Finance & Corporate Services St. John Ambulance Alberta Council.
In Canada someone experiences a cardiac arrest every thirteen minutes. Early recognition, CPR and use of an AED can increase the odds of survival by 75 per cent or more. The Save A Life app from St. John Ambulance-Alberta Council is supported by the AEDMAP database, wherein Canadian organizations with an AED can register their device. In the event of an emergency, general public or Emergency Services can utilize the application to locate the nearest AED, saving precious seconds.
In addition, Save A Life will allow persons trained in CPR to register themselves as first responders so that in the event of an emergency they can be notified via SMS, asking if they can provide first aid. Now critical time searching for assistance can be significantly reduced, which will ultimately help improve the outcomes of Canadians who are experiencing a cardiac emergency.
Save A Life’s core focus is centered on improving the odds of survival of those in an emergency by locating the closest AED and/or calling for first responders. Save A Life will be launched in fall of 2016 along with the new 2016 Canadian Guidelines on First Aid and CPR.
“We are very proud of the trust St. John Ambulance- Alberta Council has granted us and very excited to be part of Canada’s first comprehensive AED mapping solution. This partnership reinforces AEDMAP’s position as the global leader in providing free AED mapping solutions.” Dr. Paul Dardel MD, MBA, CEO AEDMAP
About St. John Ambulance
Since 1883 St. John Ambulance has provided Canadians with the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art First Aid and CPR training. With programs for business, individuals and communities St. John Ambulance first aid and CPR courses provide life-saving skills and support to communities across Canada.
AEDMAP is a French company with offices in Paris, Toronto and Dubai. Founded by emergency physician Paul Dardel in 2012, AEDMAP specializes in AED mapping and monitoring solutions. Staying Alive, the company’s free mapping app is to date available in eighteen languages, has been downloaded over a million times, and currently lists 80,000 AED’s worldwide. AEDMAP has deployed versions of their critically important app with EMS providers in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland and the UAE; St. John Ambulance is pleased to bring the release to Canada.
For more information, please contact:
St. John Ambulance – Alberta Council
1-800-665-7114 ext 2104