Dale Jorgensen

Surprise donation to PENSAR

Penticton and District Search and Rescue were surprised with a donation of defibrillators from MediQuest Technologies.

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.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Summerland’s Justin Kripps picks up back-to-back bronze medals in weekend racing

Canada’s two-man bobsleigh is third in the rankings heading into the World Championships

Meet the ultimate Penticton Vees fan

Jon Race owns an epic collection of Vees jerseys and hasn’t missed a home game in 15 years.

Mink farm once operated in Summerland

From 1967 to 1973, the Nielsen family raised mink

Penticton Vees clinch overtime win against Bulldogs

The Vees came from behind in a thrilling 3-2 win over Aberni Valley at home.

City of Penticton to host annual Family Day event

Wondering what to do with the extra day off?

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

Registration opens soon for BC 55+ Games in Richmond

2020 55+ Games have been officially scheduled for Sept. 15 to 19

Trudeau confers with cabinet ministers as rail blockades continue

The Trudeau government has been criticized for not doing more to end the blockades

Canadian nurses’ unions warn national standards for coronavirus protection too low

President says safety protocols nationwide are inadequate compared to those in Ontario and other countries

What’s in a name? The story of Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie

It’s likely the iconic peak had several Indigenous peoples’ names before settlers arrived

Murder of sex worker exposes Canada’s hypocrisy on prostitution: advocate

A 2014 law made purchasing sex or benefiting from the selling of sex illegal

Wet’suwet’en return to northern B.C. forest road pipeline workers move through: First Nation

Opponents of a pipeline who support the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have reoccupied camps at centre of arrests

Over a dozen birds found mysteriously dead on rural B.C road

Ministry of Agriculture notified of the strange occurrence on No. 4 Road in Abbotsford

Most Read