Register Your Accessible External Defibrillators (AEDs) Today and Save a Life Tomorrow!

Defibrillators can provide vital life-saving treatment, with latest research showing that accessing these devices within 3-5 minutes of a cardiac arrest increases the chance of survival by over 40%. Unfortunately, many defibrillators are never used because emergency services do not know where they are or how to access them.

That is why registering defibrillators on ‘The Circuit’ is important and can make a real difference in saving lives. The British Heart Foundation, in partnership with the Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK), the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and the National Health Service, have set up The Circuit: the national defibrillator network database, which provides information on where defibrillators are located. The Circuit is live in in all ambulance services across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Registering a defibrillator with The Circuit enables emergency services, including first responders, to locate the nearest publicly accessible external defibrillators (AEDs) when they are treating someone suffering from out of hospital sudden cardiac arrest. Data shared by the British Heart Foundation from The Circuit details that there are 65,870 defibrillators registered in the UK, with 51,332 of these located within England. But we know many more AEDs are not registered, meaning ambulance services cannot find them when they are needed most. That is why all organisations and individuals must register their defibrillator as soon as possible.

Registration is simple and quick to do.

To register your AED please go the The Circuit website, by clicking here.

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