What is an AED or defibrillator? A Defibrillator or Automated External Defibrillator (AED) or is a lifesaving device that can help save the life of someone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest. They are easy to use, portable, with clear step-by-step instructions so anyone can use them, from a bystander to a trained professional.


How can a defibrillator save a life? 

Each year, over 2,000 New Zealanders have a  sudden cardiac arrest. That’s over 6 people per  day. For every minute defibrillation is delayed  the chance of survival decreases by about 10%.

By using a defibrillator and doing CPR you can increase someone’s chances of survival by over 44%. This is because CPR helps to keep the person’s vital organs alive whilst the defibrillator shocks the heart back to a normal rhythm.  

The probability of survival goes up dramatically when CPR is performed and when a defibrillator is applied before an ambulance arrives.  

Our goal is to improve the accessibility of defibrillators to be available for use by every day New Zealanders. 

The more accessible defibrillators out in our communities and the more confident people are in using them, the more likely a person will survive a cardiac arrest out-of-hospital.  

Defibrillators in communities save lives.   


Hear Vickys story and how a community defibrillator saved her life 



I’ve always wanted to say a big thank you, they did an amazing job, they all kept me alive. That defib makes the difference.” - Vicky (Survivor). 

 A defibrillator in your community, business, church or home could save lives, like Vickys. 


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 How to use a defibrillator 

Learn what to do when someone is having a sudden cardiac arrest, how to perform CPR and how to use a defibrillator. 


Register your Defibrillator / AED   

Register your defibrillator's location so anyone can find it in a cardiac emergency and sign up to receive maintenance reminders to ensure your defibrillator is always ready to use


Get CPR and defibrillator training

You don't need to be trained to use a defibrillator, however, our first aid courses will make sure you have the confidence to act when it really counts and be the difference. 


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