Rail

GO Transit to install defibrillators

Posted on October 21, 2008

GO Transit, in partnership with The Mikey Network and the Toronto EMSCardiac Safe City program, is installing public access defibrillators, called Mikeys, on GO Trains and at stations.

About 100 Mikey defibrillators are being installed on the accessible car of every GO train, as well as at GO stations along the Lakeshore line, the end stations on each of GO's other six lines, Union Station and all layover facilities. GO is the first transit system in the GTA to equip its vehicles and facilities with Mikey defibrillators.

A Mikey is a public-access defibrillator - an electronic device that delivers an electronic shock to the heart through the chest wall in order to restore the heart to its normal rhythm.

As part of GO's standard safety procedures and to ensure the well being of its customers, all frontline staff are trained in CPR and first aid. With the installation of the Mikeys, all GO personnel on board GO Trains and at train stations with a Mikey unit have been trained by Toronto EMS on how to use the defibrillator device.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Dallas' D2 subway reaches preliminary design milestone

The next phase is preparing a supplemental draft environment impact statement to access potential impacts and benefits of the project.

Bombardier temporarily ceases work at its Canadian facilities

The suspension includes Bombardier’s aircraft and rail production activities in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.

Sound Transit completes downtown light rail service

The return follows the conclusion of Connect 2020, an 11-week period of major service impacts while construction crews connected the existing system in downtown Seattle to East Link.

FRA seeks to gauge performance, service of intercity passenger rail

The rule would define Amtrak on-time performance and would set forth a minimum on-time performance standard of 80%.

Calif.'s Metrolink lands $10.7M CRISI grant

The grant will partially fund the Burbank Corridor Speed and Safety Improvements Project, which will enhance service on Metrolink’s Ventura County and Antelope Valley lines.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation