SCDF partnered with the Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF) to develop a national Automated External Defibrillator (AED) registry for publicly accessible AEDs and update their locations regularly. This will allow the myResponder app users to see where the nearest AEDs are and retrieve one on their way to the cardiac arrest patient.
The database that we have today of AED locations in Singapore is over a thousand and the database is rapidly growing as organisations offer to share their AED location information. We are expecting it to continue to grow and encourage organisations that own AED to share this information with SHF and SCDF to make the country a safer place.
An AED will also be installed gradually in phases at the lift lobby of every 2 HDB Blocks island-wide by 2019.
We hope that by 2020, the National AED Registry will have a comprehensive database of all the AEDs in Singapore to serve as an emergency resource for the public, government and researchers to improve public safety.
If you have any query on AEDs or are keen to have your organisation’s public access AED locations mapped into the national AED registry, please send an email to R-AEDi@scdf.gov.sg
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