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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.

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Did you know that:

  • More than 400,000 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 less than 10% 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.