Automated External Defibrillators

Automated External Defibrillators

FARRELL FIRE WALKING AEDWhat is an AED?

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can be used by even an inexperienced person.  It’s a device designed to deliver an electric shock to people experiencing cardiac arrest, restoring the heart rhythm to normal.   According to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, approximately 326,200 people in the US each year experience a cardiac arrest out of the hospital, and nine out of ten die.  That is why we feel it is so important to increase access to AEDs in our community.  Unless you have been involved inFARRELL AED HELD an AED rescue or you or a loved one has been saved by an AED, it’s difficult to truly appreciate the power of these lifesaving devices.  However, every day, across the country lives are saved thanks to fast-responding bystanders with easy access to AEDs.

UPMC Provides AED’s

AEDWe are working closely with non-profits, first responders and schools to increase survival rates by purchasing AED’s and distributing them to public facilities where they may most often be needed.  So far, the Foundation has provided over 45 AEDs to public places in our region, giving the average person the power to save a life.  Your contribution can help us expand this lifesaving program.

Is your organization in need of an AED?  Our application process is simple.  Request a grant.

AED Recipients

Greenville Fire Department

Jamestown Ambulance

Jamestown Fire Department

Sheakleyville Fire Department

UPMC Wellness Center

South Pymatuning Fire Department

Fredonia Fire Department

Mercer County Courthouse

Mercer County Jail

Kennedy Christian School

Transfer Volunteer Fire Department

Thiel College

Clark Volunteer Fire Department

Jefferson/Clark Police Department

Jefferson Fire Department

Penn State Cooperative Extension

Keystone Charter School

The ARC of Mercer County

The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley

St. Paul’s Homes

West Salem Fire Department

Keystone Elementary

St. John Paul II Elementary School

St. Michael’s School

St. Joseph’s School

Our Lady of Fatima School

Fredonia Fire Department

Wheatland Fire Department

Greenville Police Department

Hempfield Township Police Department

Pymatuning Police Department