LifeNet AED Matching Fund Program
What is an AED?
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 fund half of the cost of a new Zoll AED, while LifeNet funds the other half. Partner agencies must be non-profit or not-for-profit organizations that reside within LifeNet’s ground service areas.
For organizations in Payne County, Oklahoma, the Western Payne County Ambulance Trust Authority (WPCATA) provides a limited number of AEDs at NO COST to recipient entities. Click here to complete their AED Request form.
Organizations requesting an AED upon approval of matching funds must:
- Schedule a Bystander CPR & AED Use training class taught by LifeNet
- Present a check to LifeNet for $650 (estimated) at time of request
A mounting case is available for purchase for an additional $100.