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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Shockingly Simple campaign

Launched on June 4, 2012, the Shockingly Simple campaign is aimed at increasing registration of AEDs in our community. Not all businesses have registered AEDs with Public Health – Seattle & King County. Have you registered your AED?

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Shockingly Simple campaign
Survivor Stories
Purchasing an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Medical oversight
Training and site visit
Register your AED
User agreement and Washington state AED law
Instructions for implementing an AED system
AED protocols
AED program history
Post Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)
Resources
FAQs
Contact us
Use of campaign materials

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) don't work if you can't find them. Registering an AED helps 911 dispatchers match the location of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) victim with the nearest AED. It also allows the dispatcher to alert emergency teams that an AED is onsite.

Registering an AED is simple and takes about 15 minutes to complete. You can register online by clicking the menu link above or print out our PDF form to mail in. Here's what you’ll need to complete the online form:

  • AED make, model and serial number
  • Location description
  • Onsite contact person

If you have any questions about registering, please contact Leah Doctorello at 206-263-8567.

Preparing an AEDWhy communities need AEDs

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) describes a condition in which the heart unexpectedly stops beating, halting blood flow to the brain and other organs. This can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone and will likely result in death if not treated within minutes by an AED. In fact, every year, more than 300,000 adult Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest.

An AED is a simple and important way to be prepared and increase safety in your local community.

Contact us

Mailing address:

King County EMS
Attn: Community AED Program
401 5th Ave, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98104

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Use of campaign materials

The Shockingly Simple - Restart a Heart slogan and materials may be reproduced with credit given to Emergency Medical Services, Public Health – Seattle & King County.

If materials are changed or adapted please use the phrase "Adapted from materials developed by Emergency Medical Services, Public Health – Seattle & King County."