FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Curling Club received a donation from Brogan Safety to protect curlers, coaches, spectators and other user groups in the event of a cardiac emergency.

On Wednesday, December 1st, Executive Director Edelaine Penaflor accepted the donation of a complete Automated External Defibrillator (AED) package from Randy Fenton and Kerris German with Brogan Safety. The package includes the AED, a carrying case and a wall cabinet with an alarm, and it will be mounted outside the Director’s office.

“We are thrilled to have received a donation from Brogan Safety of a complete AED package. We thought we were only receiving a monetary donation and would be pulling funds to buy the machine,” said Penaflor.

“Now, we have a complete package. We know the value of these units and are thankful and very appreciative of this donation. If one life is saved, I think we’ll all see the value throughout the community of these life-saving devices.”

The chance of injury or medical emergency at a sporting event or sports facility is increased, and the presence of an AED, while it may never get used, might save someone’s life.

According to a release, with six different resident organizations using the building, an AED is a necessity.

For more information about the Fort St. John Curling Club, visit the Facebook page.