AED Program

The Dickinson County EMS Association AED program equips public and private entities with the life-saving tools and training necessary to respond effectively to a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

The Association has assisted with placing numerous AED's throughout the county and surrounding areas, in addition to assisting these entities with the purchase of AED's, we have serviced the AED's and provided supplies at cost.

It is vital that the AED equipment that is placed throughout the county is compatible with the equipment used by our local EMS Agencies and Hospitals. Compatible equipment will provide continuity of care and best patient care practices.


As with anything, proper maintenance of your AED is important and will ensure it works when you need it.

It is recommended that AED's that are 10 years old and older be replaced. The manufactured date of the AED can be found on the back of the unit.

The CR Plus and CR Express AED's have battery's that need to be replaced every two years. The pads also need to be replaced every two years or after each use.

The newest AED that is compatible with our local entities is the CR2. The Battery packs for the CR2 need to be replaced every four years. The Pads need to be replaced every two years or after each use.


The Association parteners with the Heart Hospital of South Dakota for the purchase of AED's and supplies. We are able to get these at cost and provide them at cost. There is no mark up on the AED's or supplies, this is a no-profit service that we are glad to provide.

If your AED is 10 years or older we recommend that your consider purchasing a new AED.

Lifepak CR2 Defibrillator
Lifepak CR2 Defibrillator$1,650.00

The Physio-Control LIFEPAK® CR2 defibrillator combines best-in-class technology with the simplicity and portability required for use by the general public in a sudden cardiac arrest emergency. It puts the advantages of advanced technology emergency medical professionals have come to trust and rely on squarely in the hands of anyone ready to save a life in the event of an SCA emergency.

Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR2 Lithium 4-Year Battery
Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR2 Lithium 4-Year Battery$245.00

The Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR2 Lithium 4-Year Battery is a reliable and long-lasting power source for your LIFEPAK CR2 AED. This battery is designed to deliver power and performance for your Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR2 AED. With a lifespan of up to 4 years, this battery provides a dependable and durable energy source for your LIFEPAK CR2 AED, minimizing the need for frequent replacements and reducing maintenance costs.

CR2 Adult/Child Electrode Pad
CR2 Adult/Child Electrode Pad$140.00

LIFEPAK® QUIK-STEP Adult/Child Pacing/ECG/Defibrillation/ Electrodes by Physio-Control. Includes one electrode pads cover, one set of adult/pediatric electrode pads, replacement instructions.

Have Questions? Need Help?

If you have any questions, are interested in purchasing an AED, or need assistance with your AED, please call us at 712-336-2889 or email