project leader
Timothy S
West 65th street
(Detroit Shoreway)
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the project

Two things that can greatly increase the survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest: immediate CPR and rapid use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). Through the Gordon Square CPR initative, 48 people have already been trained in CPR and AED use, and because of the generosity of the Cleveland Clinic, an additional 48 people will be trained throughout 2018.

During every CPR class, the quesion always comes up, "Where are the AEDs in this neighborhood?" While there are already AEDs in pubilc schools, libraries and rec centers, I believe that there is still room for improvement. Since Sudden Cardiac Arrest is far more common that a death by fire, I believe that AEDs should be just as common as fire extinguishers. Many areas of the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood currently lack AED coverage including:

  • The Gordon Square Arcade
  • The Capitol movie theater
  • Local community theaters, such as Cleveland Public Theatre and Near West Theatre.
  • Local churches
  • Local restaurants
  • Multi-unit apartment buildings, especially senior high-rises

the steps

Gordon Square CPR will expand it's role to include placing AEDs in high-traffic and high-risk areas of the community and identifying partners to ensure the AEDs are maintained.

why we're doing it

According the the American Heart Association, more than 350,000 people experience an out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest each year. Locally, Cleveland EMS attempts to resuscitate about 500 victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest annually. Exact figures on local survial are not available, Nationally, however, only 10% of victims survive to hospital discharge.

Through the Gordon Square CPR AED program, we aim to increase the chances of survial from Sudden Cardiac Arrest within the community and ultimatly save lives.


  • Refurbished AED: $700-$1,200
  • Wall cabinet: $100
  • CPR breathing mask and other accessories: $20

Inital total: $820- $1,320

Replacement batteries and pads:

  • $100-$250 every 2-5 years depending upon manufacuer.

Total cost over time: $920- $1,570

+ Ioby 3% (Detroit Shoreway Community Development Agency will act as my fiscal agent.)

Total needed=$947-$1,617



Interested in learning where the AEDs are located in your community? Download the free Pulsepoint App

This app was created primarily to send text alerts to CPR-trained bystanders in the event of a Cardiac Arrest in a public place, but i also shows the locations of registered AEDs within a community. 



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