Did you know that Rye Brook is one of the only municipalities with a written Cardiac Emergency Response Plan? Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and the American Heart Association indicates that over 320,000 hospital cardiac arrests occur annually. The Village’s Plan is very important since immediate action is crucial in order to successfully respond to a cardiac emergency.
The Village’s Plan was adopted by the Village Board in May 2018 and requires the establishment of a Cardiac Emergency Response Review Team. It also provides such items as procedures for review of the Village’s cardiac, Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) and CPR programs, any incidents that may have occurred in Rye Brook, locations and signage for the AED’s in our municipal buildings and our active parks, training of employees, CPR classes for Rye Brook’s youth volunteer coaches, and coordination with the school districts in the community.
The full Cardiac Emergency Response Plan can be found in the “Printable News Story” link on this page, which includes a Cardiac Emergency Response Protocol (with Rye Brook’s AED locations), a simplified Adult Basic Life Support procedure, and a Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information Sheet. We encourage you to please read this cardiac emergency information and to be aware of the locations of AED’s in our buildings and active parks.