What is SCA?
SCA is an electrical malfunction of the heart that occurs suddenly without warning.
SCA does not discriminate, it can happen to anyone, anywhere and at any time.
The only definitive treatment for SCA is a shock from a defibrillator.
Every Minute Counts
For every minute without a shock from an AED, chances of survival from an SCA decrease by 10%
SCA Risks in Buildings
To build a heart-safe building, the first step is understanding your floor plan, and knowing what parts of the building can be reached within 80 seconds using a brisk walking pace.
For example, consider the building design below, with simple 80m long floors and staircases on either side.