[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Prescott as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Public Access to Defibrillation
[Adopted as Title 5, Ch. 5, of the former City Code]
Since the implementation of Wisconsin Act 7, Public Access to Defibrillation, dated July 28, 1999, all pre-hospital care providers in Wisconsin must be aware of the possibility of arriving on the scene where a defibrillator is already present and may have been used on the patient.
Any site owner that places an automated external defibrillator (AED) in the community must place in writing with the corresponding emergency medical service (EMS) agency the location, type and intended usage area of the AED. Once Prescott EMS has been notified of any AED in the community, a list will be posted in the ambulance bay. The enhanced 911 system will also be flagged notifying the dispatcher that an AED is present at that location.
The lay user must be trained in a CPR/automatic defibrillator course approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The lay user must provide proof of the course completion to the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services prior to operating an AED.