Why We Exist
Gareth Jenkin started AED Locations after teaching thousands of people how to use CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators). During training sessions, he was often asked about AED locations. He knew that there were a lot of publicly available AEDs, but realised that they were worthless if people didn't know where they were.
People were dying within 50 metres of an AED because no one knew it was there.
Publishing AED locations online would make it easier to find them in an emergency, but Gareth lacked the money and the technological know-how to make it happen. After The Listener ran a story on heart attacks and AEDs, Abletech approached Gareth to help.
An AED can increase someone's chance of survival by up to 80% if applied immediately.
It's a community effort
We aim to keep the information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However we can't guarantee that all AEDs will be accessible, in full working order, or still in the same location. AED Locations relies on the community, so if you notice out-of-date information, please contact us or add a new location.
Welcome to AED Locations
People have died 50 metres away from AEDs because they don't know where they are. Knowing the location of your nearest defibrillator can help save someone's life in a medical emergency.
We have over 9,000 defibrillators mapped in NZ and the ability for you to register your own. Keep yourself informed.
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