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Many states require EMS notification as a requirement for placing an AED. The EMS notification allows the servicing or responding agency to know that an AED is at a particular location. In some instances the 911 dispatcher will have that information and can advise callers to its location within the building. To meet the requirement you will need to first determine who you need to send the notification to. Most laws just say "notification to servicing EMS agency" talk with your local fire department and they maybe able to help you determine where the notification needs to go. Some states require state registration. Your state department of health can also be helpful in answering your questions. Once you have determined who you need to notify, we suggest sending the notification via certified mail.

Sample EMS Notification Letter

Check with your State Health Department or EMS agency to determine your states specific requirements.

Visit our AED Laws by State Page for your AED laws.