Why are we doing this project?
Maybe you have had this experience:
Someone nearby collapses and is not responding?
What do you do?
Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen anytime, anyplace to anyone!
Are you prepared?
If an AED is applied within 2 ·minutes of collapse there is a 90% chance of survival. If an AED is applied within 3 minutes there is a 74% chance of survival.
The chances of surviving a cardiac arrest with no help ... 5%.
In the city of Seattle, Washington, survival rates jumped dramatically combined when a victim had both CPR AND and AED applied within minutes.
What is an Automated External Defibrillator?
Called an AED, it is a device designed to deliver an electric life saving shock to a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. AED's have · become common and are viewed as a reasonable standard of care.
By having an AED at located in places that are heavily trafficked such as our shopping centers, the power to save a life and with the widespread use of AED's as many as 50,000 lives can be saved every year.
Estimated project cost:
Initial $25,000 plus annual servicing of $2,000.
Funds will be raised from various fundraisers such as the Rotary Casino Night on September 23, 2017 at the firehouse ballroom in Sandy Spring; the Olney Rotary Roadside Ribs project to follow one of the Olney Farmer's markets in the summer, and other activities along the way.