All SPAR supermarkets in Denmark are currently being fitted with life saving AED’s, available to its community 24 / 7 / 365. The AED’s are prominently placed in our outdoor heated cabinets and make sure the local community has life saving equipment just around the corner. The local SPAR staff is trained in CPR and use of these devices to ensure the safety of the customer. A great initiative, beneficial to all Danish people. Congratulations to all!
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Belgium reduces VAT for purchasing AED
Belgium wants to encourage the purchase of an AED. The government is taking an important step by reducing the VAT from 21 to 6 percent and no longer determines a defibrillator as a luxury product! Belgium now counts 10,000 AEDs compared to the 100,000 from neighbour the Netherlands, which also uses a 6 percent tax rate.