Penticton and District Search and Rescue (PENSAR) were surprised with a donation this week.
Two AED (Automated External Defibrillators) units were donated to PENSAR by MediQuest Technologies.
The donation of the two Lifeline AEDs allows PENSAR to have defibrillators in all of their response units, eliminating the need to shift equipment around for each call.
Chris Metcallfe of MediQuest said in a release that the company recognizes that PENSAR is a all-volunteer organization which depends on community and corporate contributions to make it effective.
“Althought the two units have been deployed previously they are unique in that they have no end-of-life date because of their ability to be upgraded by software changes. As an organization we are happy to help out,” Metcallfe said.
Most of PENSAR’s volunteers are trained first responders who hold both AED and spinal endorsements to treat subjects. We have the training and now we have a full line of equipment.