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For First Response Professionals the Defibtech AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is standard equipment. For schools, offices, stores, shopping centres, factories, and public places, it’s becoming as vital as the fire extinguisher. Ireland's number one top
Free Approved Cardiac First Response - Irish Heart Foundation Course with each unit purchased

National Defibrillator Standards 2008

In Ireland, the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) has a statutory responsibility for standards and training in prehospital emergency care. PHECC has identified the need for information and guidelines to be available to anyone considering the purchase of an Advisory External Defibrillator (AED) for use in the community. PHECC therefore invited the Centre for Immediate Care Services, UCD, to develop standards for potential purchasers of an AED.

A working group was established with extensive clinical, technical and procedural expertise to develop these Standards. The Standards comprise one part of a broader strategy being developed by the Health Service Executive to implement the recommendations of the Task Force and are not therefore intended to address issues other than how to select the right AED for your needs..

The Report of the Task Force on Sudden Cardiac Death

The Minister for Health and Children established the Task Force on Sudden Cardiac Death in the Autumn of 2004, with the following terms of reference: Define SCD and describe its incidence and underlying causes in Ireland. Advise on the detection and assessment of those at high risk of SCD and their relatives. Advise on the systematic assessment of those engaged in sports and exercise for risk of SCD

Advise on maximizing access to basic life support (BLS) and automated external
defibrillators (AEDs) and on: appropriate levels of training in BLS and use of AEDs, and on the maintenance of that training. Priority individuals and priority groups for such training. Geographic areas and functional locations of greatest need. Best practice models of ‘first responder schemes’ and ‘public access defibrillation’, and integration of such training services.

Research Studies

The following are summaries of significant articles published about the efficacy of AEDs in public spaces. The complete articles are available through the publishers at the links listed at the end of each summary.

Public-Access Defibrillation and Survival After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
New England Journal of Medicine, ©2004 Massachusetts Medical Society
More than 19,000 volunteer responders from nearly 1,000 community-based units participated in this nationwide study. The results showed the effectiveness of training non-medical, volunteer laypersons to use AEDs. Working within structured response systems, the volunteers increased the number of survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in public locations. For more information, go to:

Impact of Community-Wide Police Car Deployment of AEDs on Survival From Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Circulation, ©2002 American Heart Association, Inc.
This study showed that having automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in police cars improved response times and survival from sudden cardiac arrest. Times from 9-1-1 contact to the emergency scene were compared for police cars with AEDs and concurrently deployed EMS, and both were compared to historical EMS experience. Survival with joint police AED and EMS response was compared to outcomes when EMS was the sole responder. Police arrived first to 56 percent of the calls. A 17.2 percent survival rate for victims with shockable rhythms was observed with the police cars and EMS both responding, compared to 9 percent for standard EMS before police AEDs were implemented. For more information, go to:

Public Use of AEDs
New England Journal of Medicine, ©2002 Massachusetts Medical Society
This study demonstrated that AEDs deployed in well-marked and accessible public areas in airports were used effectively to aid people who suffered cardiac arrest. Most of those using the AEDs to treat victims had no duty to act or training in the use of AEDs. For more information, go to:

Safety Ireland First Response is the sole authorised distributor for Defibtech LLC products in Ireland. Only units sold by us or our approved resellers are covered under warranty. We are also an approved training site for the Irish Heart Foundation & the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council.  Safety Ireland with Defibtech have the highest level of support available in Ireland for defibrillators. With our main office just off the M50 in Terenure Dublin, and offices in Limerick, Offaly and Wexford we are able to provide the best support and service possible in Ireland.

Safety Ireland Accreditation:

  • Irish Heart Foundation  - IHF -  Approved Training Site.
  • Quality & Qualifications Ireland - QQI - Approved Training Provider.
  • Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council - PHECC -  Recognised Institution.
  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health - IOSH - Licensed Training Provider.

    Safety Ireland First Response Limited, Registered in Dublin Ireland.
    Unit 52 Fortfield Park,
    Dublin D6W PW14,

    Phone: 01-44 22 999
    Callsave: 1850 555 999

    Office Hours: 9am till 5pm Monday - Friday

    Defibtech is a registered Trade Mark in Ireland number 242083 & 246780.

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  • Quality Assured Medical Device - FDA - ISO - CE
    Every defibrillator is not the same. Defibtech units have the highest standard available FDA, ISO and CE certification, don't settle for second best. Always ensure that your unit is approved by the FDA who regulate the worlds largest medical device market, if the defibrillator you are considering purchasing isn't approved for sale by the FDA there is a reason, it didn't meet the highest standard.
    Free Approved Defibrillator Training
    With every defibrillator purchased you can have eight participants trained for free in our training centre in Terenure, Dublin. The training provided is to approved Cardiac First Responder and Irish Heart Foundation level and certificates are issued to each participant.
    The Defibtech AED has a full eight year warranty from the date of purchase. In the unlikely event that the unit requires maintenance you will have a new replacement defibrillator within one working day while the unit is checked and serviced. If you unit can't be fixed you will be issued with a new replacement defibrillator during the warranty period.
    Free Service Checks
    Every two years we can download the information from the location where the defibrillator is installed and do a free full service check this includes any software or protocols updates on the unit to assure you that your AED is ready to perform a rescue. Also anytime you can call into our office to have your unit checked for free.
    24 Hour Irish Support
    If you ever need any assistance just call or email, we are here 24 hours a day to assist you our clients. Even if you need onsite support this is also available nationwide. We can assist you by running a manual self-test on the unit over the telephone.
    Medical Overview
    We can provide you with AED policies for your workplace or community group also after you use your defibrillator unit, if you require we will provide you with a free medical audit as recorded by the unit.
    Review Software
    The defibrillator records medical data internally, which can be accessed with the aid of our free software. An optional data card can be added to record both extended amounts of ECG data and audio for a full event review.
    Call Into Our Office
    Many defibrillators are just for sale over the internet with no real offices based in Ireland. Call into us anytime and view and try our defibrillator products before you buy. You will me able to meet the staff and see the support that is available to you 24 hours a day nationwide.
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    Details Of Our Quality Assurance Report of the Task Force on
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