Public Access Defibrillation Program

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) placed in St. Louis Public School buildings.

September 22, 2011 | 2 min reading time


Who:             St. Louis Fire Department

                      St. Louis Public Schools

                      American Heart Association

                     St. Louis Fire Department Lifesaving Foundation


What:             The Placement of Automated External Defibrillators or AEDs  

                      In St. Louis Public School Buildings  


When:           Friday, September 23, 2011, 12:30 p.m.


Where:            Vashon High School

                      3035 Cass Ave.

                      St. Louis, MO  63106


The St. Louis Fire Department has provided equipment, training and initial program management for the development of a Public Access Defibrillation Program covering 75 St. Louis Public School buildings. Funding for this program was made possible through a grant from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The purpose of this program is to provide immediate assistance to over 20,000 students, teachers, administrators and visitors in the unfortunate case of cardiac arrest.

The training of more than 300 staff included Coaches, Physical Education Teachers, School Nurses and School Safety Officers in a series of 3 hour classes. Instruction was carried out by members of the St. Louis Fire Department following the American Heart Association curriculum.

Dr. Kelvin Adams, Superintendent of the St. Louis Public Schools, will be presented with an AED from the St. Louis Fire Department. In addition, Dr. Adams and key staff members will receive CPR and AED training at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2011.

 You are cordially invited to assign a reporter and or camera / videographer. Interview and photo opportunities will be available.

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