The Comox Physiotherapy Clinic, along with the Comox Firefighters Association has added another automatic external defibrillator (AED) in Comox.

The AED will be located in their clinic at 264 Anderton Road.

Comox Fire Chief Gord Schreiner says it’s great to see the community want to help save lives.

“It is great to see businesses like this assisting us in our efforts to have AEDs available all over Comox. I am also very proud of our firefighters for their support of this important project. We now have over 40 AEDs in Comox,” said Schreiner.

Schreiner says the long term goal is to have an AED available in almost every business and public building in Comox.

The public access AED costs around $2000. The Comox firefighters have been co-sponsoring the AEDS with local Comox businesses that agree to donate half of the amount.

Comox firefighters cover the remaining cost and place an AED in the business. They also provide both CPR and AED training to the business staff.