Cintas Scholastic AED Program
Life-Saving Cardiac Preparedness for U.S. Schools
The odds of surviving sudden cardiac arrest drop to less than two percent after the first ten minutes without access to an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This sobering statistic prompted the Cintas Scholastic AED Program, an effort to help U.S. schools save lives.
Selected by an independent panel of judges from more than 600 applications, 100 public and private schools across the United States received a complimentary ReviveR™ automatic external defibrillator (AED) from Cintas in 2009. The winning schools best demonstrated their need for an AED and how they would implement an AED program at the school.
"We were delighted by the number of applications we received," said Dave Bingham, Director of AEDs and Training for Cintas. "Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a serious issue, claiming the lives of more than 250,000 adults and students each year. By equipping 100 schools with AEDs through this program and ensuring individuals are properly trained on how to maintain and use the equipment, we increase chances of survival if someone suffers SCA. We encourage all schools to use the scholastic AED program as an opportunity to bring awareness to this issue and implement an AED program in their own operations."
Cintas is proud to help make our schools safer — and to spread the life-saving knowledge of treating sudden cardiac arrest, a condition that causes 250,000 U.S. deaths each year.
Schools interested in learning more about discounts available through the Scholastic AED Program can call 1-877-973-2811.
See the complete list of winning schools.