Is my business required to have an AED?
If you run a health club, or if you own an establishment of 50,000 square feet where 50 people pass through on an average workday, you are required under Senate Bill 1033 to have an AED.
Should I consider purchasing an AED even if I’m not required to?
Cardiac arrest leads cancer, stroke, and car accidents as the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. [CDC Article on Heart Disease]
About 80% of hearts in cardiac arrest will respond to defibrillation, but with each minute that passes, the chance of survival diminishes by 10%. [Occupational Health & Safety - Heart Response After an Attack]
While sudden cardiac arrest survival rates are typically 10% in the Portland area , the chances of survival in your workplace could be as high as 70% with a well implemented AED program in place. [Web MD - AED Boosts Survival Rates]
The Red Cross proudly distributes four AED models. Click the AED brand below for a video demonstration or contact us to arrange a live demo.
Order your AED pads, batteries, and other accessories for the brands below through the Red Cross.