According to the American Heart Association, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) kills more than 450,000 people every year. Recent studies have shown that without defibrillation, the likelihood of survival decreases at the rate of 10 percent for each minute that passes.
Knowing what to do during one of these emergencies is a valuable, lifesaving skill. To increase the chances of survival, Clackamas Fire District #1 has the following programs/information available:
Our goal is to strategically locate AED devices where their life saving potential will be greatest.
In an ongoing commitment to promote the safety and welfare of our citizens, the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation will offer financial assistance up to $500 for an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device, if approved, for any school, business, or organization in Clackamas County..
The application process is simple:
- An AED request form must be submitted for approval as well as a letter describing your business or establishment. (Click HERE for form).
- Upon approval, the requesting agency will be sent a letter of commitment
- AED receipt and installation will be tracked
- Your facility will arrange AED training
- The local 9-1-1 center will be updated with new AED locations
We are committed to helping keep our community safe and productive, and your facility’s participation in this program will enhance the well-being of our community.
For questions about the AED program, please contact EMS Administrative Technician Deidre Toczyski via email at email@example.com.
We provide support and guidance for those interesting in purchasing and using AEDs:
- VF sudden cardiac arrest can be reversed if the victim is treated with an electric shock to the heart within a few minutes.
- For every minute a sudden cardiac arrest victim goes without CPR and defibrillation, chances of survival decrease 10%.
- Survival is directly linked to the amount of time between the onset of sudden cardiac arrest and defibrillation.
- Immediate CPR and defibrillation with an AED can more than double a victim’s chance of survival.
AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) may be checked out at the Clackamas Fire District #1’s Administration Office free of charge. AEDs are available to any resident, business, or organization in Clackamas County for short durations for sporting events, church functions, and other similar events. Citizens making use of the AED loaner program will need:
Please forward questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
To view AED locations in Clackamas County, download the PulsePoint AED app.