The HeartSafe program promotes and encourages community awareness of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and the potential lifesaving knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and public access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
In order to increase this awareness, the Southeast Health System, in partnership with the City of Dothan, the Dothan Fire Department, and the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, has developed an initiative to provide designations for cities, communities, workplaces and campuses. Criteria for each category were established through the assistance of the American Heart Association, medical personnel and other HeartSafe programs around the country.
A “HeartSafe” designation demonstrates a commitment to promote and support:
Hands-only CPR and AED trained individuals
Public access to automated external defibrillators AED(s) through strategic placement
Emergency response action plan
The included application details the requirements for becoming a HeartSafe City, HeartSafe Community, HeartSafe Workplace and HeartSafe Campus. If you would like to become one of these HeartSafe Designations, please fill out the 2-page application.