Life saving device installed at BC Wildlife Park

By Jill Sperling
September 8, 2016 - 4:38pm Updated: September 8, 2016 - 5:50pm

KAMLOOPS — A new addition to the BC Wildlife Park could save lives. 

The Heart and Stroke Foundation has donated an Automatic External Defibrillator to the railway station at the park. 

In addition to the life-saving device, six railway volunteers are learning CPR and how to properly operate the new equipment to be better prepared for an emergency situation. 

Diane Sudhoff, secretary/treasurer with the Wildlife Express Volunteer Society, says the hope is by installing the AED in the railway station the park will become a safer place.

"This is a very central location here in the train station," Sudhoff said. "There isn't (an AED) in the park, so we felt it would be a really good spot to have one, because people are coming through or by the train station going up to see the Kermode bear and any place else in the park... It's central not only to us working here, but also to the park staff."

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