Public Access Defibrillation
What is an AED Anyway?
An Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is a portable device used as a treatment for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. These devices have been around for decades, however, modern AEDs are lightweight, portable, and extremely easy-to-use. Studies have consistently shown increased survival rates for victims of sudden cardiac arrest when AEDs are used with the first few minutes of collapse. While all ambulances and fire engines in Howard County carry AEDs, it is usually bystanders that witness the victim collapse and can take immediate action with an AED located in the building.
AED Locations in Howard County
Click here for a list of AEDs in Howard County.