CAFMA INTRODUCES PROGRAM TO GIVE DEFIBRILLATORS TO NON-PROFITS
Sudden Cardiac Death remains a leading cause of adult mortality in the United States, but there is hope in improving survival rates through early CPR and Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, use. To make a difference in the local community, the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) has introduced the Community AED Placement, OR ‘CAP’ Program, for non-profit organizations.
The program is designed to address the urgent need for AEDs in the community, provide essential training in CPR and AED usage, and promote public awareness of those in the community that are committed to saving lives. Local non-profit organizations, schools, and businesses have the opportunity to purchase an AED through CAFMA at the Fire Authority’s discounted rate. CAFMA will then, at no charge, certify up to 25 personnel/volunteers in Heartsaver CPR, First Aid, and AED.
For more information, contact the CAFMA Administration office at 928-772-7711.