Public Access Defibrillator


A Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) is life-saving equipment that is located in many public buildings, organizations and workplaces within a community. This device, when used by the public, can save a life and provide immediate cardiac defibrillation prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services.

The Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) and Northwest Emergency Medical Services (NWEMS) will support those organizations who have onsite PAD’s, also known as Automatic External Defibrillators (AED). Each organization is responsible to have an AED Site Coordinator who is a dedicated individual that will oversee the proper mounting, maintenance and registration of each AED unit. Organizations are responsible for the purchase and replacement of their equipment and supplies, along with the training of individuals in CPR and the maintenance of the AED.

The Kenora District CACC (Central Ambulance Communications Centre) will use your AED in a cardiac emergency. They require information on the location of the AED, proof that each AED is being maintained on a regular basis, supplies are not expired and that the AED is situated appropriately for public access. The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has directed our CACC dispatchers to only use those PAD’s that are registered with an Ambulance Service, maintained and are situated where all public has access to the unit.

The PAD Program recognizes the AED as a valuable tool and together with CPR will save lives in our communities. With your commitment and support, KDSB will ensure that your AED is registered with the ambulance call centre for 911 emergencies. Without your commitment to this program, CACC will not use your AED when a 911 cardiac emergency is reported.

The Kenora District Services Board offers oversight of public AED’s. A registration form, maintenance check list and a vendor’s list for replacement supplies, contact information for training and other pertinent information is available on our website or by email request to PADProgram@kdsb.on.ca.

If you are committed to the PAD program and public access to your AED, please fill out the registration form at your earliest convenience and email it back to us at PADProgram@kdsb.on.ca.

The Monthly Maintenance & Inspection Report is to be completed monthly and can be emailed to PADProgram@kdsb.on.ca upon completion.

Once these forms are completed and received by the KDSB, we will inform CACC of your AED availability for use in the event of a 911 emergency.

KDSB PAD Registration Form

KDSB PAD Montly Maintenance Form

AED Contact List

PAD Program Site Inventory List (Registered AED's only)

AED site locations

Site location address


Dryden Recreation Center Pool 84 Whyte Avenue, Dryden, ON P8N 1Z5 Dryden
Dryden Recreation Center Arena 84 Whyte Avenue, Dryden, ON P8N 1Z5 Dryden
Dryden Municipal Airport 1012 Airport Rd, Hwy 601, Zeland Township, ON P8N 0A2 Dryden
Gogetters Senior Centre 84 St . Charles Street, Dryden, ON P8N 1L3 Dryden
Dryden City Hall 30 Van Horne Avenue,  Dryden, ON P8N 2A7 Dryden
Ecole catholique de l’Enfant-Jesus 161 Airport Road Dryden, ON P8N 0A2 Dryden
Dryden KDSB Office 211 Princess Street, Dryden, ON P8N 3L5 Dryden
Ear Falls Public School 40 Spruce Street, Ear Falls, ON P0V 1T0 Ear Falls
Red Lake Family Health Team 51 K Hwy 105, Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0 Red Lake
Sioux Lookout KDSB Office 64 King Street, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B1 Sioux Lookout
Sioux Lookout Supportive Housing 152 King Street, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B1 Sioux Lookout
Kenora KDSB Office 120 Matheson Street, South, Kenora, ON P9N 1T8 Kenora
Kenora CACC 40 Minnesota Street, Kenora, ON P9N 3V4 Kenora

Services Overview

Northwest EMS is responsible for providing emergency pre hospital care in the District of Kenora. We currently have 9 stations and 96 Primary Care Paramedics.

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Address: 211 Princess Street, Dryden Ontario
Telephone: (807) 223-2100
FAX: (807) 223-6500
Others: (807) 468-KDSB(5372)
E-mail: kdsb@kdsb.on.ca