The Friends of Reading Hospital and Western Berks Ambulance have partnered to offer the HeartSAFE Berks County AED Loan Program.

If you are an event organizer or someone planning a large group event in Berks County, you can request a FREE AED.

How Does The AED Loan Program Work?

If you are interested in having an AED at your event, contact Western Berks Ambulance at 610-678-1545 or aedloaner@wbems.org. Your request must be received no later than two weeks prior to the event date. Your request is subject to unit and training availability.

Prior to AED pick-up, chest compression training and a review of the AED instruction video is required(if you have an active CPR certification card, the chest compression training is optional).

Training, AED pick-up and return are available at Western Berks Ambulance. A $250 refundable deposit is required at the time of pick up.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Taking the step to have an AED will give you peace of mind and could make a lifesaving difference for your event guests.