24/7 Accessible AED for Riverview Park Community

By Sergio De franco

Making our Community #CardiacSafe!

Help Us Make Riverview Park a Cardiac Safe Community!

My wife, two children & I have been a part of the Riverview Park Community for 4 years. I’m a Veteran of the Canadian Forces where I served as a medic for 12 years. Currently, I work as a Firefighter in Ottawa. My wife and I have decided as a family to spearhead an initiative that will place an outdoor AED in our community which will be accessible 24/7.

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is still one of the leading causes of death and can happen to anyone, anywhere and at any time. There are approximately 40,000 out of hospital SCAs in Canada each year but only 10% of people survive. Access to an AED combined with CPR can increase the chance of survival by 75%! 

Let’s make Riverview Park a Cardiac Safe Community and empower everyone with the power to save a life. Join me to make this happen by making a donation to help place this outdoor SaveStation with a life-saving AED in our community.

My Updates

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

We're fundraising to make this SaveStation, with a life-saving AED, accessible to our neighbours 24/7!

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 in our neighbourhood 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!

We all need the power to take action!

With less than 10 minutes to save a life from Sudden Cardiac Arrest, we all need the power to take action. Automatic External Defibrillators (or AEDs) are empowering the public to save lives - now AEDs can be found in SaveStations across the world - in our public spaces and communities - available 24/7!

Thank you to my Supporters

$52

Jordan Vig

Thanks for making our neighbourhood safer!

$104

Louise And Peter

good idea

$50

Sandra Shaddick

$50

Robert Lavergne

$104

Mcgovern Family

Great idea. Thank you!

$104

Marco And Jen

$100

Cory Wishak

Great initiative. Thanks for taking the lead. Cardiac arrest has impacted my father and the more tools we have out there the better.

$52

Diane Rita Lizotte

$104

Anonymous

$104

Lew Trecarten

$75

Stephan Ringuette

$104

Trecartens

$208

Sergio De Franco

$100

Jf, Mireille, Élise, Olivier, Antoine Et Édouard Leroux

$104

Jillian & Clayton

Great initiative, thank you!

$100

Jan Banda

$104

Rodger Lundon

$52

Fred Goodwin

Awesome work! Thx so much for helping save lives!!!

$100

Valerie And George

Great idea. Keep up the good work

$52

Zach Lyons

$50

Lyne Marum

$50

Anonymous

Great initiative- thanks!

$25

Erich Forler

$100

Jackie, Tim, Ben & Charlie

$100

Fred, Veronika, Allie, And Evy

$50

Erin Derbyshire

$50

Owen And Ryan

$50

Nick Marum

$52

Firehaüs Coffee

Great initiative Sergio!

$104

Janine And Richard Proulx

Great idea! Thanks for doing this!

$20

Cheryl Khoury

$104

Scott Field

$26

Jeff Dean

Hey Sergio, it’s not much but I hope it helps.