NJ Janet’s Law Compliance Program
Janet’s Law requires that all public and private K-12 schools in New Jersey have an automatic external defibrillator (AED) on site. Not only does the law require that every school have an AED properly installed by September 1, 2014, it also requires that schools have an emergency plan in place and staff members who have received CPR/AED training.
Janet’s Law is named after Janet Zilinski, an 11 year old who died from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in August 2006 at cheerleading practice in Warren Township, New Jersey. Janet’s parents, Jim and Karen Zilinski, worked six years to have the law written, passed, and signed. Janet’s Law will hopefully help prevent student deaths from SCA, so other parents won’t have to go through what the Zilinskis did. Janet’s Law requires schools to have the following:
- An AED identified with the appropriate signage must be made available in an unlocked location on school property. The AED must be accessible during the day and any other time when school-sponsored athletic events or team practices take place.
- The AED must be tested and maintained according to the manufacturer’s operational guidelines.
- A team coach or designated staff member with CPR/AED training must be present at every school-sponsored athletic event or team practice.
- Schools must have an emergency action plan for responding to SCA that contains a list of at least five school employees with CPR/AED certifications and detailed procedures for responding to SCA events, such as calling emergency responders, retrieving and using the AED, starting CPR, and aiding emergency responders in reaching the SCA victim.
At EMC, we have experience complying with and exceeding state laws regarding AED program management, so we’re well equipped to help you comply with Janet’s Law. We understand that purchasing an AED can be a daunting task and are here to help you select the right equipment for your needs. Our Janet’s Law Compliance Program includes everything that New Jersey schools need to respond to cardiac arrest emergencies on school property. The program includes the following services:
On-site CPR/AED training for school staff – Our lively CPR/AED classes engage learners with hands-on training and equip them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to respond to sudden cardiac emergencies. Our CPR/AED classes in New Jersey prepare staff to perform CPR and use an AED on both adults and children.
AED sale – At EMC, we offer customized AED packages to best meet your needs. The AED brands we offer include Cardiac Science, Defibtech, Heartsine, Philips, Physio-Control and ZOLL.
AED placement and installation support – We help you design, implement, and maintain a compliant AED program by placing your AED in an optimal location and installing it according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
Assistance creating the mandated emergency action plan – Let EMC handle the details of your school’s emergency action plan, so you can save yourself time and stress as well as feel confident knowing that your school is in compliance with Janet’s Law.