Does anyone have advice on purchasing a church defibrillator?


I was wondering if any churches have a defibrillator, and if so what is the best one to purchase?


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Check out this past blog post for more information on defibrillators.

We have a Zoll defibrilator at our church.  Six or seven years ago our Parish Nurses had information on a grant to help pay for the unit provided we had staff trained by our local fire department in it's use.   It utilizes both visual symbols and step by step verbal commands.  Below is a link to their website and to information about their help in writing a grant.


Rana Velasco

Church Administrator

Sonlight Community CRC



Anko, First CRC  just bought/installed one at the request of their Safe Church team.  A Zoll AED Plus via Heart Zap Inc c/w an alarmed case.  Supposedly, it's fool proof and it will assist with CPR analysis as well.  The trick is to also canvas your congregation to see who has training (AED + CPR), who would like the training(and set up a training session), who has pacemakers (and keep the list in the cabinet since it may require some adjustment when using the AED), and let your congregation know that you'll assume you have their consent to use the gizmo when the need arises UNLESS they tell your admin office, in advance, in writing.  Feel free to come by and check it out.  But no testing... (don't trust you entirely!!)

The links on the  referred to article below is only available to paying subscribers. An article in the Banner would be great to get the conversaion going (apologies if there has been one) I have submitted a proposal, but it is not getting any priority, it eeems. Ours is an aging congregation, I could be more forceful.