TOWN OF FAIRFIELD, CT
PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION

Subcommittee on Automated External Defibrillators 

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT;
DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS TO INCREASE AED ACCESS AND 
IMPROVING SURVIVAL OF SUDDEN CARDIAC EVENTS ON TOWN PARKS AND RECREATION PROPERTIES

ACTION:
Notice; Request for public comment.

SUMMARY:

The Fairfield Parks and Recreation Board’s Subcommittee on Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) is notifying the public of a request to comment on draft recommendations on the current placement and need for Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at public locations, under the purview of the Fairfield Parks, where cardiac arrest is likely to occur. The aim of the subcommittees recommendations are to improve access to AEDs and improve survival of sudden cardiac events by improving information sharing and cooperation across town government and with private organizations.  

The subcommittees is seeking input on draft recommendations that include:

The establishment of a comprehensive AED registry to identify the closest AED that can be used in the event of a cardiac emergency; 
Seeking universal AED models town-wide and making recommendations to individuals and organizations on the appropriate models to donate to town or private organizations. 
Instructions for staff, coaches and volunteers on AED availability and responding to a cardiac emergency for programs, leagues and activities organized by the Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department. 
Creating a public-private partnership to raise funds and to coordinate efforts across town government and private organizations in support of awareness, campaigns and programs that aim to improve survival of cardiac events across the town.

DATES:

Submit either electronic or written comments by August 5, 2022.

The public may email recsupport@fairfieldct.org or send comments to 75 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

References 

AED Case Studies 

Draft AED Recommendations 

Request for Public Comment