All schools have fire alarms, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. However, most are not required to have automated external defibrillators (AED).
There is no Federal legislation that requires AED devices in schools, and less than one third of all states have an AED requirement for schools. Surprisingly, even in those states, the legislation may encourage schools to get AED devices, not require them.
Would you send your child to a school that was not equipped with fire alarms and extinguishers?
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