How to Locate your Nearest Automated External Defibrillator

AED Locator and Arrhythmia Alliance have set a target to invite any person, community, business, medical practitioner, sports facility, school etc to register their AED on this website.  Any person wishing to know the whereabouts of an AED can simply enter the post code, and the nearest AED will be displayed on the map.

The challenge is to have, in the ensuing 12 months, a national database allowing public access to the whereabouts of the nearest defibrillator wherever it may be.

Latest News!  Each week another community becomes HeartSafe®.  Click here for the latest HeartSafe® locations.

Area (City/Town/Village): Postcode:     miles

Enter a City/Town/Village Name and Post Code above and your search will reveal the nearest defibrillator.  Click the Heart icon in the map and an "information bubble" will appear showing the location of the defibrillator including access information.  GREEN Hearts indicate public access defibrillators that are always available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Orange Hearts indicate limited access defibrillators - the "information bubble" will show which days/hours the defibrillator is available for public use.

Life saving defibrillators can be clearly identified in their prominent green cabinet and green overhanging sign, the colour recommended by the international Resuscitation Council.

What is a HeartSafe® Community?

Click  to see a video of how your village or community can benefit from having a HeartSafe® cabinet and defibrillator.

A HeartSafe® community is established when a group of people decide that they wish to reduce the odds of dying or not recovering fully from a cardiac arrest by installing an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in a public place thereby giving 24 hour access to this life saving equipment.

Without immediate defibrillation and CPR when cardiac arrest occurs, the chances of survival are less than 5%.  With a defibrillator being used on a patient combined with effective CPR, the odds of survival can be increased to 50%.

AED Locator promotes the placement of AEDs outdoors, in public places.  PADs (Public Access Defibrillators) provide 24 hour access so that emergency life saving equipment is available to everyone whenever it is needed.  AEDs are housed in secure, weatherproof, heated cabinets on the exterior walls of buildings such as Post Offices, village halls, schools, Inns, sports centres etc. and other visible locations in the community. 

The following NHS Ambulance Services support the initiative to have Public Access Defibrillators in communities:

Click on any of the links above to access the website for the specific Ambulance Service. 

Give your Cabinet Maximum Visibility!

An overhanging sign might be appropriate above the cabinet to increase its visibility.  Signage could be placed around the locality identifying the location of the AED, for example posters in shop windows with directions to the cabinet.

The Department of Health and the NHS support the Restart the Heart campaign and AED placements in the community.

Mapping of your AED – we can upload your community's AED to this website so that all AEDs are visible, monitored and can be tracked by anyone travelling or simply needing to know where their nearest life saving AED is located.  This means that life saving equipment will be available to the public each minute of every hour of each day of the year.

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