Physio-Control and USA Football Team Up to Award AED Grants to Youth Leagues to Promote Safety
Redmond’s Physio-Control — a supporting sponsor of Heads Up Football and the United States National Team — and USA Football — the sport’s national governing body — have teamed up to award automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to five youth organizations.
This annual health and safety grant program provides potentially lifesaving equipment for organizations to keep on site in case of cardiac emergency. Studies have shown that administering an AED soon after a cardiac event greatly increases the chance for survival. Sudden cardiac arrest is the No. 1 cause of death for young athletes during activity.
“Through our Heads Up Football program and together with our valued partner Physio-Control, we are committed to provide education and resources that keep the sport fun while establishing important standards for the good of young athletes,” said USA Football CEO and Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck.
Physio-Control has been manufacturing AEDs and other devices for medical services and hospitals around the world for more than 60 years. Its LIFEPAK CR Plus AED is the official AED for USA Football and Heads Up Football.
Chesapeake AED Services is a proud authorized distributor of Physio-Control products. As an authorized distributor of Physio-Control’s LIFEPAK series of AEDs we provide the most trusted and proven equipment on the market. Please contact us for information if you are interested in implementing an AED Program at your facility.