Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) don't work if you can't find them. Registering an AED helps 911 dispatchers match the location of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) victim with the nearest AED. It also allows the dispatcher to alert emergency teams that an AED is onsite.
Registering an AED is simple and takes about 15 minutes to complete. You can register online by clicking the menu link above or print out our PDF form to mail in. Here's what you’ll need to complete the online form:
- AED make, model and serial number
- Location description
- Onsite contact person
If you have any questions about registering, please contact the Community AED Program Coordinator at 206-263-8317.
Why communities need AEDs
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) describes a condition in which the heart unexpectedly stops beating, halting blood flow to the brain and other organs. This can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone and will likely result in death if not treated within minutes by an AED. In fact, every year, more than 300,000 adult Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest.
An AED is a simple and important way to be prepared and increase safety in your local community.