Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are a key part of the chain of survival and can help dramatically increase survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest. As we strive in our mission to ensure every Australian has access to an AED, if the safety and wellbeing of your employees, colleagues, customers, friends or simply the ones you love, is important to you, then you should consider including a defibrillator as part of your first aid program. A staggering 74% of sudden cardiac arrests patients can be saved simply by administering effective CPR and defibrillation within the first few minutes of an event. Based on this statistic alone, why wouldn’t you include an AED in your emergency response plan! We believe every Australian should have access to an AED and we urge those responsible for providing a duty of care to others, including some of the industries listed below, to strongly consider the purchase of an AED: Education – Childcare Centres, Kindergartens, Primary and Secondary Schools, Tafes and Universities Food & Entertainment – Pubs, Nightclubs, Restaurants, Cafes, Cinemas, Function Centres and Retail outlets Accommodation – Hotels, Motels and Caravan Parks. Recreation & Community Facilities – Libraries, Halls, Sporting Clubs Gyms, Churches and places of worship. Service and Not for Profit Organisations – Rotary, Loins Clubs, SES, CFA, Men’s Sheds etc. Manufacturing – Factories and Warehouses. Healthcare – Residential Aged Care, Disability Service Providers and GP & Dental Surgeries. Business Owners – Small, Large and Corporate.