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Is Your School Heart Safe
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death on school campuses, and the #1 killer of student athletes. That’s why it’s critical for your school to have a written and well-practiced Cardiac Emergency Response Plan (CERP). Created by a nation task force of health and safety organizations, a CERP is a vital step towards sudden cardiac death prevention.
This toolkit can be easily adapted for a sport facility, after-school club, camp and other places youth congregate.
AED Donation Requests
Priority is given to non-profit organizations that serve children, youth groups and student athletes. Our donation area targets the geographic region of Central Pennsylvania. Requests from entities outside of the Central Pennsylvania area will not be considered.
The value of the AED package is over $2,200. There is a cost share for organizations receiving an AED. (This fee can be waived for schools.) The cost share is typically $150.00. Before submitting your request, please confirm that your organization has the funds available to pay this fee and can meet the Foundation’s Terms and Conditions.
Terms and Conditions
1. Pay the cost share of $150 upon receipt of the AED.
2. Register the AED with the manufacturer & with Local EMS.
3. Inform The Peyton Walker Foundation when your contact person changes.
4. Assure the AED will be accessible, properly stored and maintained.
(Current replacement costs: Battery – $395; Adult pads – $69; Pediatric pads – $102)
5. Assure staff will be trained and cardiac response plan will be in place. Cardiac Response Plan ideas: Project ADAM/Heart Safe Schools
6. Promote the donation and The Peyton Walker Foundation through social media, newsletter, etc.
7. Inform The Peyton Walker Foundation if the AED was used in an emergency.
8. This donation is only for the organization requesting the AED. If your organization disbands, we request that you promptly return the AED unit to The Peyton Walker Foundation.
If you are interested in requesting an AED donation for your facility, please complete the AED Grant Application (link below). Submit your completed AED Grant Application along with organization’s 501c3 approval letter for consideration.
The AED Donation Committee will review requests quarterly (March 31, June 30, September 30, December 15). We will contact you if we need additional information or clarification.
Discount Purchase Program
If your business or organization does not meet the criteria for our AED donation program, The Peyton Walker Foundation has a special pricing program with our manufacture partners that may save your organization up to $800 per AED.
Zoll Powerheart Partnership
We also have a partnership with Zoll for a discounted Powerheart G5.
AED Donations: Saving Lives Partnership Program
AEDs Save Lives – It’s That Simple
According to Parent Heart Watch, “Most occurrences of SCA in youth occur in public places. The increased availability of publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in schools and school-sponsored athletic events will dramatically increase the probability that youth will survive SCA.”
Evidence shows that schools with AEDs and an emergency action plan have a survival rate of up to 64% (versus the national average of a mere 8%). – Parent Heart Watch
To date, The Peyton Walker Foundation has donated over 150 AEDs to schools, athletic organizations, nonprofit public venues and other organizations that meet our criteria.
Make Your AED Accessible To Your Neighbors!
If your organization/school will not be meeting or in session, please make your AEDs accessible and available to the community in case of a cardiac emergency. If possible, bring the AED home and communicate to your neighbors that the AED is available in case of a cardiac emergency.
Also, we recommend contacting your local police and fire station to inform them of the address of where the AED is located. Please consider doing this for all the AEDs you have access to and spread them throughout your communities!
Additional training can be found on www.callpushshock.org
Thank you for helping us to protect hearts and save lives!
Red Land High School
Trinity High School
Dallastown High School
Lancaster Country Day
West Perry School District
Berks Catholic School District
Boiling Springs High School
Colonial Park UCC
South Mountain YMCA Camps
Yellow Breeches Ed Center
East Penn Socer Club
Lebanon Co Firefighters Assoc
Middletown Youth Club
Red Land Midget Football
Baresville Athletic Assoc
Capial Area Soccer Assoc
Chambersburg Youth Football & Cheer
Millersburg Senior Center