AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFRIBRILLATOR
An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.
In the event of a cardia arrest, an automated external defibrillator (AED) can aid in saving a life. However, only about a quarter of Americans say there is an AED at their workplace.
COMMUNITY AED GRANT
Organizations located within the city limits of Riverside, CA are eligible to apply.
Priority will be given to qualified small independent businesses.
Priority will be given to organizations/businesses that do not already have an AED installed.
Awarded Businesses/Organizations will be responsible for future AED maintenance and installation.*
(battery replacement every 4 years, approx. $175, pad replacement every 2 years, approx. $65).
Awarded Businesses/Organizations will be encouraged to register the AED with The Riverside City Fire Department and the PulsePoint/AED App.
Awarded Businesses/Organizations will be encouraged to schedule hands-only CPR/AED training with RMCCF.
Be willing and able to host an installation ceremony.**