Automated External Defibrillators (AED's)

An orange Automatic External Debibrillator device.

Sudden cardiac arrest can affect anyone at any time. An AED is a portable defibrillator that delivers an electrical current through a collapsed patient's chest which aims to shock the heart back into its normal rhythm. AED's are automated medical devices designed especially for use by people with little or no medical training. 

Combined with routine emergency responses of CPR and emergency services calls, using an AED can significantly improve the chances of survival from cardiac arrest, especially in remote areas where medical assistance may not be readily available.

The life-saving AED's have been made available to some communities and stations in QLD thanks to the generosity of employees at Australia’s leading life insurer TAL.

In case of a medical emergency,
please contact 1300 MY RFDS (1300 69 7337)

A still image from a YouTube video. The image features an orange AED and a man speaking. The background is orange.

Information for RFDS AED hosts

Watch the short information video here > 
Download the RFDS AED Community Information and Reference Kit 
Visit the Cardiac Science website

For administrative assistance, please call the Medical Chest Team on 1300 624 378 or email