Heart Saver

UPMC Horizon Foundation supplies life-saving Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to public facilities in our region.

What 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 in 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

We 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.  

AED Recipients

  • The ARC of Mercer County
  • Buhl Community Recreation Center
  • Clark Volunteer Fire Department
  • Commodore Perry School
  • ExecConnect America
  • Farrell School
  • Fredonia Fire Department
  • Grace Industries
  • Greenville Area Sports Complex
  • Greenville Fire Department
  • Greenville Police Department
  • Greenville School
  • Hempfield Township Police Department
  • Jackson Center Fire Department
  • Jamestown Ambulance
  • Jamestown Fire Department
  • Jefferson Fire Department
  • Jamestown School
  • Jefferson/Clark Police Department
  • Jefferson Fire Department
  • Joy Cone
  • Kennedy Catholic Schools
  • Keystone Charter School
  • Keystone Elementary
  • Lakeview School
  • MCAR
  • Mercer County Courthouse
  • Mercer County Jail
  • MERP
  • Notre Dame School
  • Our Lady of Fatima School
  • Penn State Cooperative Extension
  • Prime Outlet Mall
  • Pymatuning Police Department
  • Regenex
  • Riverside Park
  • The Ridgewood at Shenango Valley
  • Salem Tube
  • Sandy Lake Fire Deparment
  • Sharon School
  • Sharpsville School
  • Sheakleyville Fire Department
  • Shenango Township Fire Department
  • South Pymatuning Fire Department
  • St. John Paul II Elementary School
  • St. Joseph’s School
  • St. Michael’s School
  • St. Paul’s Homes
  • Thiel College
  • Transfer Volunteer Fire Department
  • UPMC Wellness Center
  • Werner Company
  • West Middlesex School
  • West Middlesex Fire Department
  • West Salem Fire Department
  • Wheatland Fire Department

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