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AED Commission Web Site

The NH AED Commission was established by RSA 195-:I:2 RSA on July 1, 2007 to offer leadership, education, coordination and advocacy in the interest of providing additional AED’s in key facilities, particularly schools, throughout the state.

It is the intent of the State of New Hampshire to encourage all schools to obtain and maintain AED’s for the protection of their students, school event participants and attendees.

The AED Commission comprised of 12 members:
  *Governor or Designee
  *State Treasurer
  *Education Committee member House of Representatives
  *Member House of Representatives
  *State Senator
  *School Nurse Consultant, Department of Education
  *Chief, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Department of Safety
  *NH Medical Society physician
  *Three (3) members of the public (one with business experience)
  *Member NH Interscholastic Athletic Association
Committees created by the Commission include:
  Communications Committee: Created to advise the Commission on matters relating to communicating its purpose, needs and achievements to the public. The committee will include a Chairman and at least three members or designees.
  Finance Committee: Formed to provide advice on all financial matters, including fundraising efforts, affecting the Commission. The committee will include the Commission Treasurer, a Chairman and at least three members or designees.
  Resources and Needs Committee: Assigned to advise the Commission on matters relating to gathering and analysis of information pertaining to the Commission’s mission. Review of AED-related studies, publications including AED and cardiopulmonary resuscitation practices best practices for promoting widespread AED availability in New Hampshire schools and communities. The Commission Vice Chair and at least three members or designees will select a Committee Chairman.

Contributions to the Commission’s efforts in securing funding to support the procurement and maintenance of AED’s, provision of AED-related training and inclusion of AED protocols in school emergency response plans is coordinated through the NH Hospital Association Foundation.

Noted below are links to various AED Commission tasks as well as topics of AED-related interest:

For additional information on the AED Commission’s efforts, please contact:

Bill Wood, Preparedness Coordinator
NH Bureau of EMS
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
(603)-271-4567 (Fax)

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