Public Access Defibrillator Program (PAD)
Making Toronto a Cardiac-safe City
Performing CPR and using a defibrillator can improve the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest by up to 75 per cent.The Toronto Paramedic Services Cardiac Safe City Program works with public and private partners to provide quick and easy access to life-saving Automated External Defibrillators throughout the city.
Make a Difference
The more defibrillator and Targeted Responders we have in Toronto, the less likely people will die from a sudden cardiac arrest.
We need your help to put a defibrillator in every public and private building, at every facility and event, increase the number of Targeted Responders that are trained to use them, and raise public awareness so Torontonians recognize the signs of cardiac arrest and know what to do.
By partnering with us as either a donor or a sponsor, you’ll not only gain recognition for supporting this vitally important initiative, but you’ll also be saving lives.
Since the inception of our program in 1998, Toronto Paramedic Services:
- helped place almost 1,600 defibrillators in public locations and private businesses
- ran approximately 950 first aid, CPR & defibrillator courses each year
- certified more than 10,000 Targeted Responders annually, enabling them to use defibrillators and save a life