Has anyone in the province found ways to finance the ongoing maintenance costs of Automated External Defibrillators, particularly when they are set up in schools?
Background: Schools are apparently receiving free AEDs thru grants (some from HSFO) but grants don’t cover ongoing maintenance costs which come to average of $120 per AED per year. Some public health units are being asked by school boards and EMS to cover these costs. We certainly don’t have budget allocation for that. Do you have any suggestions for grants or somewhere we could recommend to school boards to seek funds?
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