24/7 Accessible AED for the Gloucester Pool Cottage Community

By Kevin Hickman

Making our Community #CardiacSafe!

About My Campaign

Hello! Welcome to my campaign page. 

My name is Kevin Hickman and I have been a Paramedic in the GTA for 7 years. In my career, I have been witness to the amazing work AEDs can provide to patients who have suffered a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

During my time where I was off frontline work due to injury, I have had the amazing opportunity to work for my region’s Public Access Defibrillator Program. Being involved in the behind the scene work, such as establishing strategic locations for AEDs, educating the public on how these devices work and the importance of CPR and early defibrillation are key links in the chain of survival.

Seeing how effective a PAD Program can be in a highly populated region with quick response times - it is only beneficial for a PAD Program to be introduced in cottage communities such as ours, where response times and distance to hospitals are much longer.

To initiate the Program for the GPCA, this campaign has been set up to help fund the first 24/7 publicly available outdoor AED & Save Station. I have volunteered to use my cottage, which is also my parents full time residence, as the first location of this unit. I am hoping to inspire more cottagers and local businesses to adopt similar units to help make Gloucester Pool one of the safest lakes and cottage associations in Ontario. It is my goal to spread GPCA initiative to other cottage communities.

Thank You!

Kevin


My Updates

Watch this quick CPR & AED training refresher video and learn how to use the AED that will be inside our SaveStation!

24/7 Access to a Life-Saving AED

We're fundraising to make this SaveStation with a life-saving AED, accessible to our neighbours! This SaveStation is clearly marked for public use and will be mounted on the side of our house to make sure that our AED is available 24/7 for anyone to access anytime of day or night. The technology built into this SaveStation allows for 24/7 monitoring of the AED to ensure it is always ‘ready for rescue’ and will take a picture when the cabinet is opened. This cabinet also keeps the AED warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

SaveStations belong everywhere!

Thank you to my Supporters

$100

Tim And Carrie Rickert

This is a great initiative, thank you!

$31.20

Cheryl Elliot-fraser

$50

James And Sarah Ligas

Keep up the good work!

$104

Kevin Hickman

$20.80

Lesley Maciver

What a fabulous initiative Kevin.