Members of the Toronto EMS demonstrated proper defibrillator use at a recent press conference given by the Toronto Police Service. The event marked the donation of 56 defibrillators by the Mikey Network to the Toronto Police Services Board.

Hugh Heron, president of Heathwood Homes and co-founder of the Mikey Network, told the assembly that “private citizens and corporations need to take responsibility for the well-being of our communities, and the Mikey Network is an example of how that can happen.”

The Mikey Network is committed to placing these units in as many high-risk locations as possible so people affected by sudden cardiac arrest have a second chance at life. The non-profit organization works to create public awareness and provide education about heart-healthy lifestyles.

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