The Apex Volunteer Fire Bridge has received a donated AED from the Sheeprock Lodge Strata in order to help the brigade offer medical response. The strata is challenging other Apex communities to step up and continue to donate needed medical supplies to assist in the brigade’s efforts. (Contributed)

Apex Volunteer Fire Brigade receives AED donation from Sheeprock Lodge Strata

The brigade is asking for more donations in order to offer medical responses

The Apex Volunteer Fire Brigade now has an increased ability to save lives, thanks to a generous donation by the Sheeprock Lodge Strata.

According to a release, the strata recently donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the brigade in order to assist with its ongoing journey towards offering medical responses. An AED can be used to shock a victim’s heart when performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Sheeprock Lodge Strata is challenging other Apex community stratas to step up and donate other needed medical supplies to the volunteer fire brigade. Items listed as needed in the release include a Combi Carrier II & Head Immobilizer, a RedVac Vacuum Mattress with pump and bag, and Pelican Medical Response Kits.

While these items come with a large price tag, stratas are able to pruchase them at a discounted rate. For more information about the Apex Volunteer Fire Brigade, or to arrange a donation, call Caroline Lachapelle at 581-999-2453.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.

Just Posted

Pottery show supports Vernon street nurse

Cammy LaFleur Street Nurse Outreach Program benefactor of Nov. 16 show and sale

Special Vernon theatre showing for Dorothy Alexander Centre

Powerhouse Theatre presents Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays

Silver lining to Vernon poppy tin theft

Vendors, customers at Vernon Farmers’ Market’s customer appreciation day help replenish stolen funds

New Vernon operatory opens doors for more affordable care

Vernon Community Dental Access Centre knocks down barriers for low-income citizens

Vernon car fire deemed suspicious

SUV found fully engulfed with nobody around at 4 a.m. Tuesday on Commonage Road

‘We love you, Alex!’: Trebek gets choked up by ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant’s answer

The emotional moment came in Monday’s episode when Trebek read Dhruv Gaur’s final answer

Birthday boy: Pettersson nets 2 as Canucks beat Predators

Vancouver ends four-game winless skid with 5-3 victory over Nashville

‘Homes not shelters’: Those living on Kelowna streets rally for rights

On Tuesday, Leon Avenue residents came together to demand change

Judge rejects Terrace man’s claim that someone else downloaded child porn on his phone

Marcus John Paquette argued that other people had used his phone, including his ex-wife

Police surround Peachland neighbourhood

The incident in Peachland is now over

Penticton arts, culture and sports programs get boost of over $500,000 thanks to provincial grant

The B.C. Community Gaming Grants program will be distributing $505,900 to 18 local groups

Okanagan school districts reach agreement with CUPE Local 523

The union represents members who provide a variety of services to support students

Petition for free hospital parking presented to MP Jody Wilson-Raybould

What started as a B.C. campaign became a national issue, organizer said

Special theatre showing for Okanagan’s Dorothy Alexander Centre

Powerhouse Theatre presents Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays

Most Read