Atlanta Red Cross’s Health and Safety department wants you to stay informed about AEDs


As promised yesterday we will answer some of the common questions about the Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Just to quickly recap what an AED is, an AED is a portable, computerized device that can detect a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) attack and also administer a shock to help restore victim’s heart rhythm. Now, let’s get to some questions.

 Who needs one?

The American Red Cross has a vision of one person in every household being trained in First Aid and CPR lifesaving skills, and all Americans being within four minutes of an AED with someone trained to use it in the event of sudden cardiac arrest.. Businesses are a great place for one of these devices, since most Americans are at work more during their waking hours than anywhere else. Having an AED in your workplace and knowing how to use one could save an employee, customer or pedestrian’s life.

 How do I get an AED?

The Atlanta Red Cross can assist you through the purchasing an AED device. Please contact Allison McIntyre at 404-575-3079 or via email at amcintyre@arcatl.org

How much does it cost?

The cost of an AED varies depending on the model that you need. They range from around $1,500 to $3,300. There are also a variety of accessories available including extra batteries, defibrillation pads, wall cabinets and display signs.

Where can I see an AED demonstration?

The Atlanta Red Cross offers free demos of the AED devices. This will allow you to see how one works and talk to a trained AED expert face-to-face.

AEDs save lives! Paramedics and emergency help cannot always get to a victim in time, and having an AED device will ensure that there will always be that life-saving device within arms reach.

To set-up your free demo today or get a customized quote for your business, please contact Allison McIntyre at 404-575-3079 or by email at amcintyre@arcatl.org

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2 responses to “Atlanta Red Cross’s Health and Safety department wants you to stay informed about AEDs

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