These resources are both from Project ADAM's national program and the Sacramento chapter to help schools with creating and supporting a Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program. Project ADAM Sacramento is committed to supporting individual schools wherever they are in the process of implementing a school CPR/AED program. To learn more about how Project ADAM Sacramento can help your organization with implementing a PAD or AED purchase resources, please contact Amber Lindgren, Project ADAM Sacramento coordinator, at 916-734-2460 or

Name of DocumentDescriptionRev. DateDownload
CPR & AED Curriculum Facilitator Manual

This is intended for individuals who will use this curriculum as a resource when teaching CPR and AED to school staff and student groups.

06/2017 Link to Document (PDF)
Cardiac Emergency Response Plan (CERP)

The CERP is the foundation for the CPR and AED programs. Having such a plan in place is a requirement to becoming certified as a Heart Safe School. This CERP is a template for guidance and can be edited/modified as needed for each individual school and/or district.

02/2016 Link to Document (.docx)
Heart Safe School Checklist The Heart Safe School Checklist helps evaluate and plan for the steps and resources required for a school to be fully prepared for a Sudden Cardiac Arrest incident. 02/2016 Link to Document(.pdf)
Example Pre-Participation Physical Form (AAP) Check with your school district or sports program for their pre-participation physical form, to be used in conjunction with the Heart Safe School Checklist. This is an example form, put together by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and available from their website 02/2016 Link to AAP Example Form
Sample Letter to Students and Parents about Heart Safe School Program Sample letter informing students and parents/guardians about school public access defibrillation (PAD) program. 02/2016 Link to Document (.docx)
Sample Press Release about Heart Safe School Program Sample press release announcing that a school has become Heart Safe certified 02/2016 Link to Document (.docx)
Cardiac Emergency Drills Conducting School-Based Cardiac Emergency Response Drills 02/2016 Link to Document (.docx)
Sample Emergency Action Plan The American Heart Association has resources and templates for developing an Emergency Action Plan for Sudden Cardiac Arrest 02/2016 Link to AHA's Cardiac Emergency Response Plan
Sample Waiver Letter Sample Waiver letter to citizen groups that contract with the schools to use school facilities on a regular basis 02/2016 Link to Document(.docx)
CPR Training Unit Donation Program The National Association of Automobile Dealers' Foundation provides financial support to emergency medical care programs, including their CPR Training Unit donation program. More information about applying for a CPR Training Unit is available from their website or calling 800-248-6232, ext. 7233. 02/2016 Link to NADA's Medical Grants Program
Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant and Public Access to Defibrillation Demonstration Grant Rural Access to Emergency Devices (RAED) Grant Program provides funding to rural community partnerships to purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and provide defibrillator and basic life support training in AED usage through the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or other nationally-recognized training courses. 02/2016 Link to RAED & PADDP Grants Program