Scott Pittendreigh - Penticton and District Search and Rescue Medical Coordinator is elated with the surprise donation of 2 AED (Automated External Defibrillators)) units to the Team by MediQuest Technologies on Friday. Pittendreigh states with this donation of 2 Lifeline AED’s, it now allows that team to have AED’s in all of our response units. No more moving equip around for each call. “It’s just a wonderful piece of equipment that has proven to save lives everywhere it has been deployed ad we are so grateful to MediQuest from North Vancouver. 

Chris Metcallfe of Medi-Quest says the company recognizes that PENSAR Search and Rescue is an all volunteer organization which depends on community and corporate contributions to make it effective. “Although the 2 units have been deployed previously they are unique in that they have no end-of-life date because of their ability to be upgraded by software changes. As an organization we are happy to help out. 

Pittendreigh advises that most of PENSAR’s volunteers are trained First Responders who hold both AED and spinal endorsements to treat subjects. We have the training and now we have a full line of equipment.


PENSAR says a big thank you to Medi-Quest.