LifeNet AED Matching Fund Program
An AED is a portable defibrillator that is used to shock the victim’s heart back into rhythm during cardiac arrest. It is estimated that more than 95 percent of cardiac arrest victims die before arriving at the hospital. Where defibrillation is provided within 5 to 7 minutes, the survival rate from cardiac arrest is as high as 49 percent. Since all AED’s are portable and most are designed to be lightweight and user friendly, these devices help emergency medical personnel provide immediate, lifesaving care for the victim of sudden cardiac arrest.
About the AED Matching Fund Program
LifeNet is committed to making our community a safer place, and providing funding to help provide AEDs in the community is one way we help. Through the program, we ask as a partner agency to essentially fund half of the cost of a new Zoll AED, while LifeNet funds the other half.
Organizations requesting an AED upon approval of matching funds must:
- Schedule an AED training class taught by LifeNet
- Present a check to LifeNet for $600 (estimated) at time of request
AED Matching Fund Application
AED Loaner Program
LifeNet’s AED Loaner Program allows area nonprofits the opportunity to check-out a loaner AED for business and community events at no cost.