Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Program

PowerHeart <abbr>AED</abbr>The Facts

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest strikes 250,000 - 350,000 people in the United States every year
  • Only 5-7% of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims live, 95% die
  • Chances of survival decrease 10% every minute
  • Death occurs within minutes unless treated
  • The only effective treatment for SCA is defibrillation
  • Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are small, portable, and can be operated by anyone with minimal training

The Problem

  • AEDs are not available in many locations
  • Defibrillators are primarily carried only on Ambulances
  • AEDs should be available to Firefighters, Police Officers, and the public at large

The Program

  • Hall County Fire Services is actively soliciting donations to purchase AEDs that will be placed on all Fire Apparatus and Law Enforcement vehicles in Gainesville and Hall County
  • Each AED costs approximately $3,000
  • You can Adopt an AED today

The Goal

  • To have a defibrillator on the scene of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest within 5 minutes of 911 notification
  • To make Gainesville/Hall County the safest place in the U.S. to suffer a Sudden Cardiac Arrest

You Can Make a Difference

Businesses, industry, and individuals have an opportunity to help make a difference. If you or your organization can help with funding this effort please contact the Hall County Fire Services office at 770-531-6838.

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