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TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - All TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® - CANADA moving trucks are now equipped with a MIKEY defibrillator as part of the 'MIKEY-ON-BOARD' program, an initiative of The Mikey Network.
Working with Emergency Medical Services, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Canadian
franchisees, their drivers and staffs have been trained to use a MIKEY.
The Mikey Network, a registered Canadian charity, is committed to
helping people who experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) get a second
chance at life.
To date, there are over 1,200 MIKEYs placed in high-risk locations
across Canada by The Mikey Network and 12 lives have been saved.
SCA is the leading killer of Canadians. Over 10 per cent of occurrences
happen in public, and victims who are not revived within 3-5 minutes
usually die. The use of a public-access defibrillator by a trained
'target responder' within the first moments can improve the victim's
survival rate by up to 75 per cent. Having MIKEYs on TWO MEN AND A
TRUCK vehicles increases the chances of making one accessible when the
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchises are located in Barrie & Central Ontario,
Brampton, Etobicoke, Halton, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Mississauga
North, Mississauga South, Newmarket & Aurora, North Toronto &
Thornhill, Oshawa, Ottawa, Richmond Hill & Markham, Toronto Mid-Town,
Toronto East, Vaughan-Woodbridge.
There are currently 63 TWO MEN AND A TRUCK - CANADA branded vehicles on
the road. Each moving truck has special logo signage indicating there
is a MIKEY-ON-BOARD.
Said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK - CANADA COO Dan Hopkins, "We hope we never
have to use these Mikeys, but when you consider the physical nature of
moving, it makes sense to have defibrillators on our trucks, in case
our movers or families involved in a move have a problem. And, there is
always the possibility of someone going into sudden cardiac arrest
walking down the street, or perhaps being in a car accident. So with
our trucks on the road, we are now in a position to be able to respond
should someone need help."
Mikey Network Chairman and President of Heathwood Homes, Hugh Heron
added, "These moving trucks with their EMS-trained personnel circulate
throughout their communities every day and by carrying a MIKEY, they
carry a second chance at life for people who might be affected by
sudden cardiac arrest. This program is a tremendous venture and for
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in Canada, it's an industry first.
Heron added, "We challenge other companies with vehicles on the road to
follow suit and install MIKEYs and have their staff trained in
ABOUT TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, in business for over 25 years, currently operates in the United
States, Canada and Ireland with 220 locations and over 1,400 moving
In 2005, Heron Capital Corporation, one of the Heron Group of Companies
secured the Canadian Master Franchise rights. The company currently has
a customer referral rate of 94 per cent with 17 Ontario locations
servicing Barrie & Central Ontario, Brampton, Etobicoke, Halton,
Hamilton, Kingston, London, Mississauga North, Mississauga South,
Newmarket & Aurora, North Toronto & Thornhill, Oshawa, Ottawa, Richmond
Hill & Markham, Toronto Mid-Town, Toronto East, Vaughan-Woodbridge.
ABOUT THE MIKEY NETWORK
The Mikey Network, founded in 2003, is a registered Canadian charity
working to create public awareness and provide education about heart
healthy lifestyles. To date, over 1,200 MIKEY defibrillators have been
placed across Canada, and 12 lives have been saved. The Mikey Network
was named for Mike Salem, a valued partner at Heathwood Homes and The
Heron Group who experienced sudden cardiac arrest and died on a golf
course in 2002. Other Mikey Network programs include: Mikey's Kids - The Mikey At Home Program, The Mikey's Young At Heart
School Defibrillator Program, Mikey On the GO, Mikey Cops Are Tops.
ABOUT HEATHWOOD HOMES
Heathwood Homes—one of the Greater Toronto Area's leading builders of
new home communities—provides its customers with the feeling they're
'Home at Last®,' from the time they drive into their neighbourhood, to the moment they
step through their front door. The company has built its reputation
for quality brick-by-brick over three decades by providing
industry-leading customer service, and enjoying a level of success
derived directly from the skills of its experienced construction
personnel and hands-on management team. Heathwood's passion for
workmanship is reflected in both the design and construction of every
new home that bears its brand. Visit www.heathwood.com.
Video with caption: "Video: Two Men And A Truck "Movers Who Care"". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20120206_C9713_VIDEO_EN_9670.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20120206_C9713_PHOTO_EN_9670.jpg&clientName=Two%20Men%20and%20a%20Truck&caption=Video%3A%20Two%20Men%20And%20A%20Truck%20%22Movers%20Who%20Care%22&title=TWO%20MEN%20AND%20A%20TRUCK%20%2D%20TWO%20MEN%20AND%20A%20TRUCK%26%23174%3B%20%2D%20CANADA%20first%20to%20carry%20defibrillators%20on%20trucks&headline=TWO%20MEN%20AND%20A%20TRUCK%26%23174%3B%20%2D%20CANADA%20first%20to%20carry%20defibrillators%20on%20trucks
Image with caption: "SIMULATED SAVE - MIKEY defibrillators and trained personnel are now on-board TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® moving trucks across Canada, giving anyone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest a second chance at life. In this simulated save, two movers apply a MIKEY and CPR to save a young basketball player's life. (Photo Credit: Paul Casselman) (CNW Group/Two Men and a Truck)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120206_C9713_PHOTO_EN_9661.jpg
PDF with caption: "Mikey Network Backgrounder". PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2012/02/06/20120206_C9713_DOC_EN_9662.pdf
PDF with caption: "Two Men And A Truck Backgrounder". PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2012/02/06/20120206_C9713_DOC_EN_9663.pdf
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