Cardiac Arrest & Automated External Defibrillators (AED) 

PowerHeart <abbr>AED</abbr>The Facts

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest strikes 375,000 people in the United States every year
    • That's 1,000 people per day or 1 person every 2 minutes
  • 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

ACT Now 

A – Access the person                                   Chest Compression Graphic

C – Call 9-1-1

T – Treat (*Start chest compressions and use an AED) 

      *Chest compressions are when you push hard and fast on the center of the chest to make the heart pump

 AED: Automated External Defibrillators are a device that analyzes the heart and if it detects a problem may deliver a shock to restart the heart’s normal rhythm.

AED Graphic

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Has your business purchased an Automated External Defibrillator [AED]?  The AED vendor will provide you with an AED Placement Notification Form. Register your device with the Hall County Department of Emergency Communication so dispatchers can let callers know where to find the AED in the event of a cardiac arrest. 

Submit forms:

Attention: Christie Grice

Fax – 770-531-6845

Mail – P.O. Box 907730, Gainesville, GA. 30501

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