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Public Access AED Program
Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
An automatic external defibrillator (AED) is a device used to administer an electrical shock through the chest wall to the heart. Built-in computers assess the victim's heart rhythm, judge whether defibrillation is needed, and then administers the shock. Audible and/or visual prompts guide the user through the process.

These devices have saved many lives that would have otherwise been lost simply because time is such a critical issue when it comes to sudden cardiac arrest. Even though the Fishers Fire Department Paramedics have a response time of under six minutes, each minute that a heart goes without being shocked into a normal rhythm, on average, there is a 10% decrease in survivability of sudden cardiac arrest!

AED Training

The Fishers Fire Department can assist in providing instructors for a nominal per student fee. If you would like to schedule training, please complete the Fishers Fire Department PR & Educational Visit Request Form, or call our EMS director with any questions at 317-595-3200.