May 02, 2022
Emergency Preparedness Week May 1-7
Oxford County launches new voluntary AED online registry
Emergency Preparedness Week is May 1 – 7 and Oxford County is recognizing this week with the launch of a new online registry for AEDs in our community.
This year, the theme isEmergency Preparedness: Be Ready for Anything. From the pandemic to power outages to extreme weather events like tornadoes and floods, it's important for all residents to know the risks, make a plan and get an emergency kit.
Oxford County Paramedic Services is using this week to encourage all businesses and organizations in our community to voluntarily register their AEDs on our website: Voluntary AED Registry - Oxford County
More than 100 AEDs have been installed in public locations across the County since the Oxford County Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Program was established in 2007, but more and more units have been installed outside of the PAD Program. The online registry will provide Oxford County Paramedic Services personnel with vital information about where these life-saving devices are all located, whether it’s in a local church or business.
Oxford County encourages all residents to also take action this week to become better prepared for the range of emergencies they could face in their community. Visit www.oxford72hours.ca to learn more about emergency management plans in your community and go to www.getprepared.ca to learn the three steps of emergency preparedness.
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About Oxford County
Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 125,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that is driving innovation in sustainable industries and diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.