Ensure the safety of your staff, students and school visitors with access to an AED. Each year, nearly 7,000 children suffer from sudden cardiac arrest, but could be fewer if AEDs were available before EMS arrived. Every school and college campus should have an AED, especially those with athletic programs. Some schools are taking the initiative to be prepared for sudden cardiac arrest, while in others, state legislatures have mandated the placement of AEDs in schools and at athletic events. These states include Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, North Dakota, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. You should never be afraid to lend assistance to someone experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Although not all states mandate the placement of AEDs in schools, all 50 states have enacted Good Samaritan laws to protect bystanders who use an AED to resuscitate a victim of SCA.