Chief Geralyn Hoyt of the Southbury Ambulance Association (SAA) is issuing an appeal to all organizations and individuals in the Town of Southbury who have an automated external defibrillators (AED) on their premises. SAA spearheads the maintenance of the Town of Southbury’s HEART Safe Community status, and as part of the three year re-designation process, the location of AEDs in the town must be documented. The following information is needed:
Who: The name, address, and contact information for the organization/individual that has the AED;
What: The location of the AED; the number of AEDs on the premises; the individuals trained on operating the AED for the past 3 years; Who provided/provides the training; Who maintains the AED unit;
Where: Please either call SAA at 203 262 8082 ext. 100 or fax 203 262 8082, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to report the necessary information;
When: By the end of February 2020 and throughout the year if an AED is acquired;
A HEARTSafe Community promotes and supports: CPR training in the community; public access to defibrillation through strategic placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for use by public safety professionals and other trained community members; and early advanced care.
As Geralyn Hoyt, President/Chief of Southbury Ambulance Association states “EMS is committed to Southbury, its’ residents and visitors and maintaining a Heart Safe community is essential to the promotion of health and safety. Thank you for your assistance with our AED documentation efforts.”