AED / Public Access Defibrillation (PAD)
Thank you for your interest in placing an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Early Defibrillation has been proven to improve survival from out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest.
You can make a difference!
Did you know that:
- More than 350,000 Americans die each year from Sudden Cardiac Arrest
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a major public health problem and leading cause of death in the United States
- The most common cause of Sudden Cardiac Arrest is ventricular fibrillation - when the heart's electrical impulses become irregular and the heart is unable to pump oxygen-rich blood through the body
- Currently, a person who suffers Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the US, ouside of a hospital, has just better than a 6% chance of survival
- Once a victim has suffered a cardiac arrest, every minute that passes before returning the heart to a normal rhythm decreases the chance of survival by 10%
- Communities that have implemented programs ensuring widespread CPR training and availability of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) have dramatically improved the survival rates from cardiac arrest.
- An agency, business, organization or individual who purchases an AED must notify the local EMS Agency.