Sudden cardiac arrest kills more then 383,000 Americans each year. When sudden cardiac arrest occurs, the heart stops abruptly, without warning. For every minute that elapses, the chances of survival diminish by 10 percent. Nationally, only 25.1% of witnessed sudden cardiac arrest victims survive – but 50% or more could survive.
The Salem Fire Foundation is seeking charitable contributions to support initiatives that can significantly improve survival from out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest for the citizens in our community.
We can’t do it alone, and we can’t afford to wait. LIVES DEPEND ON IT.
The Salem Fire Foundation provides a critical opportunity for businesses, individuals, and organizations to invest in the quality of our city’s emergency medical services.
Fiscal sponsorship through the Salem Fire Foundation enables donors the opportunity to fund projects and activities that align with our mission to save lives and ensures excellence in pre-hospital emergency care for our community.
How can you help?
The Salem Fire Foundation’s first major project is to achieve the highest save rate for sudden cardiac arrest in the nation! Salem currently has a save rate of 37.5% for witnessed sudden cardiac arrests in the City of Salem. Salem Fire Foundation wants to see that number climb above 60% within the next ten years. The first step in achieving this goal is equipping our 60 police cars with AEDs and providing the community with 50 additional public access AEDs.