The county is among the first in the country to implement the 4 Minute City,” a program designed to improve survival rates of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) victims. Thirty people with extensive first responder training and/or medical expertise recently attended a day of training at the Forsyth County Public Safety complex and received the first, of what eventually will be 300, Avive Connect™ Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
Each member of the newly formed Forsyth County 4MC Cardiac Arrest Rapid Engagement (CARE)
Team is now personally equipped with a small, mobile AED and is open to being dispatched by Forsyth
County 911 to offer cardiac arrest victims lifesaving help before EMS can arrive.
The Forsyth County 4MC is a collaboration between Avive Solutions, Inc. and leaders in Forsyth
County, including Northside Hospital Forsyth, Central EMS, Forsyth County Fire Department, Forsyth
County Sheriff’s Office, Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency/911 and the Forsyth County
Healthcare Association, an initiative of the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce.
Residents can learn more and take part in the program at https://avive.life/forsyth/ .
And by clicking here, you can watch a video about the program with comments from first responders and health care professionals News | Forsyth County Among First In Country To Implement 4 Minute City™ Program