HeartSafe Community

HeartSafe Community (HSC) is an initiative led by PHCD to strengthen our community’s response to a cardiac emergency through CPR /AED training, strategic AED installation, maintenance and registration, and heart health education.


Launched in 2013, HSC brings together Petaluma police and fire, Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services, Petaluma Valley Hospital, St. Joseph Health System, Rancho Adobe Fire District, Petaluma City Schools, local non-profits and the American Heart Association. HSC utilizes a national framework to develop a unique community-based program that provides residents, local businesses and organizations with CPR/AED certification, hands-only CPR training, heart health education and access to life-saving equipment to best respond to cardiac emergencies.


HSC is a program of PHCD and is managed by Healthquest CPR, an authorized training center of the American Heart Association.


The HSC program has been developed via California Health and Safety Codes Title 22 for Public Access Defibrillators, local Emergency Medical Services (EMS), FDA, OSHA, and the policies and procedures maintained by Healthquest under the guidelines of the American Hearth Association.


HeartSafe Businesses

Cardiac Health in the Work Place

This year, over 300,000 Americans will be victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. According to OSHA, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of workplace death, killing 10,000 American employees annually.


Immediate CPR and AED deployment within 3-5 minutes of collapse increases SCA survival rates by as much as 70%; survival rates with CPR alone are about 7%.


You can protect the health and safety of your employees! Because most cardiac events happen in the community and at home, CPR training is a benefit that goes beyond the workplace.


Petaluma-area businesses have joined HSC to ensure workplace safety and support Employee Wellness programs. Our HSC staff will work to meet the unique needs of your business and ensure the safety of your staff!


Benefits of becoming a HeartSafe Business

  • Ensures your workplace is always rescue ready.
  • Legislative watch and updates for compliance with California Health and Safety Codes.
  • Discounts on AED purchases, CPR training and replacement parts.
  • Access to experienced professional AHA instructors and partnership with community leaders.
  • Recognized and promoted as a HeartSafe Community Business Leader
  • Support employee and customer health and wellness


Current HeartSafe Community Business partners

• Arrow Benefits Group • Lucchesi Center
• Carlsen & Associates • Morans Rill
• Celsius 44 Condominiums • Petaluma City Schools District
• Cinnabar Theater Petaluma Downtown Visitors Center
• Clear Blue Commercial • Petaluma Health Center
• COTS (Committee on the Shelterless) • Petaluma Police Department
• Cross & Crown Lutheran Church • Soligent
• Daymen Corporation Xandex Corporation
• George Petersen Insurance • Exchange Bank
• Shoreline Unified School District • SoMo Village Business Park
• Petaluma Senior Center  

HeartSafe Schools and Community Organizations

HSC is partnering with schools and non-profits throughout the Petaluma-area to ensure students, staff and clients will know what to do in a cardiac emergency.


Our schools and community-based organizations (CBOs) are key partners in making Petaluma a HeartSafe Community.


Our work with schools and CBOs includes hands-only training, CPR/AED certification for students, staff and faculty, AED purchase and maintenance, event participation and education and outreach.

Check out HSC's recent work with schools and the community - Blog

Join Us

Everyone can play a role in making Petaluma a HeartSafe Community. Email us at healthquest@phcd.org or call us at (707) 766-9226 to learn about how you can get involved.


HSC Advisory Committee

• American Heart Association • Petaluma Police Department
• Arrow Benefits Group • Petaluma Senior Center
Redcom 911 EMS • Petaluma Valley Hospital
• Coastal Valley EMS • Rancho Adobe Fire District
• Petaluma Senior Center  
Petaluma City Schools District • Rescue Ready CPR
• Petaluma Downtown Association
• Save Lives Sonoma
• Petaluma Fire Department • St. Joseph Health System
• Petaluma Health Care District • The Via Foundation


How can I get CPR and AED training?
Click here to register for a class with our AHA-certified instructors or contact Healthquest at healthquest@phcd.org or (707) 766-9226 to learn more.


How can I purchase an AED and maintenance plan?
We sell AEDs and maintenance plans to make sure your business or organization is rescue ready! Discounts on CPR training, AEDs and replacement parts are available.
Contact Healthquest at healthquest@phcd.org or (707) 766-9226 to learn more.


What if I already have an AED?
If you have an AED, the HSC program can assure your AED is maintained and is rescue ready. To find out if your AED is in compliance with state and local regulations, order replacement parts or if you have questions, contact Healthquest at healthquest@phcd.org or (707) 766-9226.