Fast Facts--2011

A survey about automated external defibrillators (AED) in Georgia schools showed that: 

  • 56 percent of Georgia school districts have an AED in every school.
  • 79 percent of Georgia schools have at least one AED.
  • 21 percent of Georgia schools currently may not have an AED, and most of these are elementary schools.

Lives saved

  • Saved six lives in Georgia schools this year (five adults and one student), and total of 34 lives were saved in the past four years at schools throughout the state.

HeartSafe schools

  • Recognized 67 new Project S.A.V.E. HeartSafe schools in 2011. A total of 838 Georgia schools have joined since 2004—37 percent of all state schools. Read the most up-to-date list of HeartSafe schools in Georgia.

CPR training

  • Provided training for more than 250 instructors on new American Heart Association CPR guidelines. 
  • Trained 115 coaches from the metro Atlanta Youth Football League and a Tucker Youth Soccer League in CPR.
  • Trained 83 new school CPR instructors.

Community support

  • Provided $27,360 in training grants to Georgia schools by Project S.A.V.E.
  • Awarded the first Project ADAM Karen Smith Award in Georgia to a school nurse in Gilmer county and a principal in Hall county, for exemplary efforts with school AED programs. Each school was awarded $500 to expand their AED program.