AED.us strives to increase AED placement and awareness on how to use them. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the number one killer in America, and an electric shock delivered from a defibrillator is the only way to resuscitate the victim. Over 350,000 SCA deaths occur each year outside the hospital environment, with 366,807 striking families across our country in 2015 alone.
AED.US’ founders have placed tens of thousands of AEDs since entering the industry in 1999. Through AED Donation Programs, hundreds of AEDs have been placed in areas that need AEDs, but maybe struggle to fund the purchase. In one case, donations of Zoll AED Plus units made by AED.us’ founders to a Tennessee County produced multiple saves, including a student’s mother and PTA member, and a high school girls basketball coach. These saves were only made possible by the actions of those present. Their awareness and training resulted in quick administration of CPR and the retrieval of the AED, with a subsequent shock.
There are several options to obtain AED/CPR training, including The American Red Cross and The American Heart Association. AED.US can design and schedule custom classes to accommodate any size organization.
Scholarship Application Details
AED.us awards one (1) $1,500 scholarship each semester to a qualified student. To apply, complete the following steps:
- Locate and take a picture of an AED in your community.
- Interview someone who has used an AED (e.g. EMS, Fire Department, Law Enforcement)
- Record a 1-2 minute video of them describing a time when an AED saved or could have saved a life.
- Write a 300-500 word summary of the interview.
- Submit the picture, video, and summary to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be eligible for selection, students must submit an application by the appropriate deadline:
- Fall Semester: July 1st
- Spring Semester: December 1st
Who Can Apply?
Applicants must be high school seniors or enrolled in an accredited college or university to be eligible to receive this scholarship.
Awards will be paid directly to the winner’s college or university on their behalf. Students cannot renew their scholarship but may submit an additional application each semester. Applicants also understand that content submitted can be used by AED.us to promote awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the benefit of AED/CPR training.
Previous Scholarship Winners
Left to Right: Angelica Randazzo, Sydney Haines, and Greg Stovring.
Examples of AED and Manual Defibrillator Models Sold