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Public Access Defibrillation Program

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Just as the name indicates, our Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program aims to see defibrillators become as widely accessible to the public as possible – so they can be used quickly and effectively to save the life of someone whose heart has stopped beating. PAD is an initiative of New Brunswick EMS (NB EMS).

We assist organizations in obtaining an AED, registering it with our Medical Communications Management Centre, placing it in a location that is visible and accessible, and using it to save the life of someone in cardiac arrest.

Get involved
Know of an organization that could benefit from the PAD Program? Connect them to our PAD Program Coordinator, Mary-Lou Price, and help increase the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest.

Mary-Lou can be reached by phone or email:
Toll-free: 1-888-998-7171

PAD Program Save

Eugene Manuel, a Miramichi cardiac arrest patient, alive today because of bystander CPR + AED use.
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Eugene Manuel with his wife Danielle and friends who helped save his life on July 11, 2015. 

Early recognition, Early CPR, Early defibrillation is how they saved Larry's life at the Regent Mall in Fredericton on August 25, 2015. 

On January 12, 2017, Yves Castonguay was playing hockey at the Memorial Civic Centre in Campbellton, when his teammates immediately realized something was wrong. He'd had a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Fortunately for Yves, his teammates knew an emergency existed, called 911, started CPR and used the AED on site. Due to their quick action, Yves is back on his feet and looking forward to attending his kids' hockey games and cheering on his teammates.

Yves is the 10th person saved by an AED at an NB EMS PAD site by bystanders since December 2014!
Yves is pictured with his family and teammates at the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor Celebration in Campbellton, March 24. 


PAD Sites


Folks doing CPR/AED training at the
Village of Gagetown Legion

Employees at Lake Utopia Paper doing CPR/AED training

 NB EMS employees doing CPR/AED training.

Know the facts.
Spread the word.
Download a printable version of our CPR poster and help us save lives.

National Heart and Stroke Foundation Initiative

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada received a large donation of AEDs recently that the organization is now looking to place in locations across the country, including AEDs earmarked for placement in New Brunswick.

Do you know a spot where one should go to help save a life? Any public location (e.g. school, community centre, church, pool or arena etc.) qualifies.

Submit an application online.

OR - send your thoughts or ideas directly to our Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program Coordinator Mary-Lou Price at
1-888-998-7171 or

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