The Friends of Reading Hospital 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 Berks HeartSafe at 484-628-8434 or Heartsafe@towerhealth.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 Reading Hospital. 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 life-saving difference for your event guests.