Benefits of Joining Heart Safe Community


Heart Safe Community Public Access to Defibrillation (PAD) Program is operated by Alberta Health Services (AHS) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and is one of the first province-wide Automated External Defibrillator (AED) registration programs in Canada.  The program promotes increased survival from sudden cardiac arrest through educating and empowering the public to:

Recognize the signs and symptoms of a cardiac emergency

Call 911 – Emergency Medical Services for help

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Why should I register my AED?

  • E-mail notification to site coordinators of pending battery or PAD expiry dates and monthly AED checklist completion
  • Information for sites about where to place an AED device on site
  • Assistance with developing or refining an emergency response plan
  • Ongoing support and communication for sites with PAD Administrator
  • Website to answer your frequently asked questions about AEDs
  • Self-registration of AED devices and equipment in a provincial database to monitor and track the location of the AED as well as site and site coordinator information
  • Option to create groups of sites and devices to assist with managing AEDs (department or organization level views)
  • AED location and site contact information listed with 911 dispatch

Calgary, Alberta, Canada