Public Access Defibrillation (PAD)

“The average response time for first responders once 911 is called is 8-12 minutes. For each minute defibrillation is delayed, the chance of [sudden cardiac arrest] survival is reduced approximately 10%.”* (American Red Cross)

A Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program is a plan to place an automatic external defibrillator (AED) in a workplace, school, house of worship or other public gathering place and train people to use it. The goal is to reduce the numbers of deaths associated with sudden cardiac arrest.

Important Information

NYS DOH Policy Statement 09-03 Public Access Defibrillation

Place an AED

Starting from scratch with your PAD program? Here is an article about what you will need to do: Key Steps to Implementing a AED Program

Instructions: Download or Print the Checklist

Forms you will need to complete:

  1. Notice of Intent to Provide PAD
  2. Template Collaborative Agreement (editable)