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Heart Safe Communities
Making Roseville a Heart Safe Community
The Roseville Fire Department, the City of Roseville and Allina Hospitals and Clinics' Heart Safe Communities program are working together to prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest by placing automated external defibrillators (AED's) in places where people live, learn and work. Our goal is to:

  • educate citizens about sudden cardiac arrest and methods to improve heart health
  • raise funds to install defibrillators in community gathering places
  • train residents to use AED's to save lives
  • replace outdated units in police and fire vehicles

What is a Heart Safe Community?
A heart safe community participates in a public access defibrillation (PAD) program like Allina's Heart Safe Communities. Through such programs, automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are place in the hands of emergency medical service, fire and police personnel. AEDs also are made available in nursing homes, businesses, churches, golf courses, and schools—wherever people live, work and play. Immediate AED use can save anyone struck down by sudden cardiac arrest. An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Station located at the Roseville City Hall.

What is a Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program?

It raises community awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and the life-saving power of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). It also places AEDs in key locations in the community and teaches people how to use them. Successful PAD programs like Allina's Heart Safe Communities are endorsed by community leaders and receive support from local organizations and residents.

Who Started Allina's Heart Save Communities?
Allina Medical Transportation, a service of Allina Hospitals & Clinics, began the program in 2001 through the leadership of its medical director, Charles Lick, MD, an emergency room physician at Buffalo Hospital.

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