Public Access Defibrillation

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Providing the Residents & Visitors of Kananaskis with Public Access Defibrillation

  • Each year over 40,000 Canadians will suffer cardiac arrest
  • That’s one person every 12 minutes
  • Without immediate intervention, most of these individuals won’t survive
  • Each minute that passes without defibrillation, represents a decrease in chances of survival
The KPAD program has been made possible by the generous support of the Kananaskis Improvement District
We made a 2 year commitment and have placed 10 units throughout the region.
You can find a KPAD in the following locations within the Kananaskis Improvement District.

Bow Valley Administration Office
Barrier Lake Information Centre
Kananaskis Village Centre
Elbow Valley Visitor Information Centre
McLean Creek Store
Mount Kidd Camper Centre
Peter Lougheed Administration Office
Boulton Creek Trading Post
Sheep River Provincial Park Office
Highwood House

  • KPAD is a member of Heart Safe Communities
  • All units are entered into a provincial data base
  • 911 Operators can advise callers of closest available unit
  • The Heart Safe Website provides information on AED’s, CPR training and more
  • The units are accessible by the public, staff & emergency responders

Every 1 minute delay in defibrillation, decreases the chances of survival by 7-10%
Up to 85% of cardiac arrests occur at home & in public places
An AED used in conjunction with CPR can increase chances of survival by 75%