What is an AED?
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a lightweight, portable device that automatically analyzes heart rhythms and determines if a shock is needed. AEDs are easy to use, safe and effective.
Early defibrillation is the standard of care for adult victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Everyone who has a duty to respond to victims of sudden cardiac arrest should be trained and equipped to defibrillate. Thanks to technological advances leading to the development of the AED, this goal has become easier to achieve.
Why should I register?
Missouri law requires owners of AEDs to register with local emergency medical services so that emergency communications and medical services personnel may be aware of an AED placement within their jurisdiction.
If you or your organization place an AED anywhere in Marion County, completing our AED registration form fulfills your obligation of notification.