Automatic External Defibrillators have been installed at minor ferry terminals across the coast.
Spokesperson Deborah Marshall says heart disease and stroke take a life every 7 minutes in Canada.
She notes the location of every device has been registered with the BC Public Access to Defibrillation Program – which means if a call is made to 911, the dispatcher can inform the caller where exactly the AED is located.
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Marshall notes that 20 million customers travel through BC ferries terminals each year. Marshall says 24 AEDs have already been installed, with 3 more to be put in place.