HEART Safe Recognition


Is your workplace, school, or worship community Heart Safe? Get recognized!

The SHARE Program recognizes the following businesses/schools/churches as HEARTSafe

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Arizona HEART Safe Recognition

A two -year designation recognizing community-based programs in Arizona - schools, places of worship, non-profit agencies, and businesses (not designated as first responders) that meet or exceed the SHARE Program’s criteria for preparedness in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) emergency.

Save Hearts in Arizona Registry and Education (SHARE)

The SHARE Program was established by the Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System (ADHS-BEMSTS) in partnership with the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center to promote a comprehensive, standardized system of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest care throughout the state, encompassing all “links” in the “chain of survival.” SHARE wants your community to be prepared if someone suddenly collapses and is unresponsive. SHARE collects and analyzes data related to all aspects of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest care. We collect information on Hands-Only CPR training, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) uses, EMS response, and post-resuscitation care in hospitals to improve survival rates from SCA.

Help us strengthen the bystander link in the chain of survival

More than 2000 Arizona lives have been saved since the SHARE Program began in 2004. Strengthening the “chain of survival” includes quick bystander action: alerting the 911 system, performing immediate uninterrupted chest compressions, and rapid defibrillation. The Arizona Department of Health Services wants to recognize Arizona community-based programs that excel in their commitment to improve survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Bystander CPR can more than double the chances of surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Early CPR and rapid defibrillation saves lives!

Recognized HEART Safe sites

  • Have a written plan for responding to a sudden cardiac arrest emergency at site(s).
  • Offer CPR/AED training, (Hands Only/Conventional CPR), and train at least 50% of staff and student body, (when applicable).
  • Have AEDs on site registered with the SHARE Program, and maintained according to manufacturer recommendations. In addition, after an AED is used, a report is submitted to the ADHS-BEMSTS, per Arizona Statute 36-2262, through the AED registry.