The Dutch Heart Association (Hartstichting) has started with its distribution of 1400 outdoor AED cabinets to sports facilities, libraries, theaters, health centers and other high traffic locations in the Netherlands. On April 20th, the first of these cabinets was revealed at sportsclub VELO in Wateringen and the remaining cabinets are to be all installed by year’s end. The project is financed by Dutch lottery organisation VriendenLoterij. Although 100,000 AED’s are present in the Netherlands, only a small part is available 24 hours a day and registered in first responder networks. With this initiative a large number of AED’s will be made available for first and lay responders, dramatically increasing the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest that affects 16,000 Dutch people per year.
Rotaid AED Cabinets has designed a custom made red Solid Plus Heat LED outdoor cabinet and backboard for this project. We are extremely proud and humble to be part of this great project and have started with the distribution of cabinets to organisations all over the Netherlands.