HEARTSafe Bexley is designed to improve survivorship of sudden cardiac arrest. This project is a collaboration between the City of Bexley, community organizations, and emergency medical service providers to train bystanders to intervene in the event of sudden cardiac arrests. The program encourages the implementation of an emergency action plan involving calling 911, starting CPR, and using an AED. Elements of HEARTSafe Bexley include community-based CPR and AED classes as well as AED acquisition by Bexley residents, businesses, and institutions.
Resources and Partners
HEARTSafe Community designation is a set of criteria and guidelines designed to improve outcomes to sudden cardiac arrest emergencies through a specific set of training, preparation and response protocols. We are working to expanding the network of AEDs in Bexley as well as the number of residents trained in AED usage.
Free CPR/AED classes will be held at various locations throughout Bexley in 2024. Click here to register.
AED Purchasing Information
Any AED will be instrumental in saving lives. The City and HEARTSafe Bexley do not promote or endorse any singular AED provider, but we are thankful to Zoll for providing a special affinity program to HEARTSafe Bexley participants. Click here to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
HEARTSafe Community designation is a set of criteria and guidelines designed to improve outcomes to sudden cardiac arrest emergencies through a specific set of training, preparation and response protocols and includes:
- Creating a community plan for the collection and analysis of cardiac arrest data;
- Providing widespread CPR instruction;
- Public access to AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators);
- Aggressive resuscitation protocols for first responders and area hospitals;
- PulsePoint – AED registry, public awareness and encouragement of bystander intervention;
- Effective emergency response plans in schools;
- 911 dispatch-assisted CPR instruction.