Welcome to defibfinder
Defibfinder shows the locations of publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in the UK.
At present, the only NHS Ambulance Trust to have provided information is the West Midlands Ambulance Service, so there are currently more locations listed for this area. We hope to cover other areas more comprehensively in due course.
Over 140,000 sudden cardiac arrests and other cardiac related incidents occur in the UK every year – to people of all ages, at any time, and with little warning. Studies have shown that from the point of cardiac arrest there is just eight minutes to save a person’s life. Emergency services can respond quickly, but may not always be able to reach a patient within eight minutes – and this is why public access AEDs exist.
AEDs have the same impact as a regular defibrillator used in hospitals, but require far less training to use. By knowing where public access AEDs are located, there is a far higher chance that life-saving treatment can be given within the critical eight minute time frame. Click here to find out more about AEDs.
Working closely with the West Midlands Ambulance Service and other charities, our company, Safeheart, has been able to compile a database of public access AEDs located in everyday West Midlands community areas, including railway stations, health clubs, hotels and shopping centres.
We are keen to gain as many listings as possible around the UK. If you are the owner or on-site first aider where a public access AED is located, please submit your details here.
We want AEDs to become as well known as the piece of equipment to save a person from cardiac arrest as a fire extinguisher is to putting out a fire.