project San Diego Project Heart Beat (SDPHB) is a public access defibrillation program managed by Rural/Metro San Diego. The objectives of SDPHB are to improve the survivability of sudden cardiac arrest by:

• Making Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) as accessible as fire extinguishers in public and private places throughout the County of San Diego
• Raising AED awareness
• Providing widespread CPR/AED education

Since the program’s initiation in 2001, SDPHB has installed more than 5,000 AEDs throughout San Diego County. AEDs are placed in City and County facilities, private businesses, tourist attractions, healthcare facilities, places of worship, schools and residences—essentially anywhere people gather.

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