Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services is pleased to welcome a new life saving technology to our community and Downtown City Park; the first 24/7 publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
The AED is housed in a specially designed, climate-controlled kiosk known as a “SaveStation.” It can tolerate extreme weather and houses an AED which will be available to anyone in the downtown city park and surrounding businesses.
“If somebody is unfortunate enough to have a sudden cardiac arrest, what they absolutely need to survive is immediate Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and an AED. Sudden cardiac arrest can be fatal if not treated quickly, but with rapid intervention, survival is possible. CPR and the use of an AED may improve the probability of survival until emergency services arrive,” says Fire Captain/Paramedic John Prickett.
The AED is safe to use, does not require specialized training, and provides instructions in both English and Spanish.
The SaveStation was provided through charitable contributions by Justin Community Grants and the Paso Robles Elks Club.
Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the SaveStation on February 15th, 2023, at 2 p.m. at the SaveStation location in the Downtown City Park to recognize the charitable contributions of the donors who made this lifesaving tool possible. Firefighters will also teach bystander hands-only CPR and show the public how easy it is to operate an AED.
Please visit the Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services website at www.prcity.com/EmergencyServices for information about the department as well as information about CPR and AED’s or call (805) 227-7560.