Come learn how to use an AED with a Red Cross professional.
When someone has a heart attack (sudden cardiac arrest or SCA), use of an AED can increase their survival chances by up to 40%. Without an AED, chance of survival is only 5 to 8%, even with CPR.
An AED delivers a short, powerful electric shock to the heart, helping the heart to regain its natural rhythm. Anyone can quickly learn to use one – you don’t need to be a medical professional.