Toronto, Ontario – GO Transit, located in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, is partnering with The Mikey Network and the Toronto EMS Cardiac Safe City program to install public-access defibrillators, called MIKEYs, on GO trains and at stations. About 100 MIKEY defibrillators will be available across the network.
“GO Transit carries thousands of passengers each day, and having easy-to-use defibrillators is another way GO is putting the safety of its passengers first,” said GO Transit chairman Peter Smith. “We’re thrilled to partner with The Mikey Network and Toronto EMS to install these portable, life-saving devices that we hope won’t have to be put to the test too often.”
MIKEYs are being installed on the accessible car of every GO train, as well as at GO stations along the Lakeshore line, at the end stations on each of GO’s other six lines, at Union Station, and at all layover facilities. GO is the GTA’s first transit system to equip its vehicles and facilities with the devices. All GO personnel on board trains and at stations with a MIKEY have been trained in its use by Toronto EMS.