The Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps and The City of Hackensack recognize defibrillation as a key element in saving lives of people struck with sudden cardiac arrest.

Both the American Heart Association and the Red Cross publish for each minute defibrillation is delayed, the chance of survival is reduced approximately 10%.  In an attempt to boost awareness and facilitate lay rescuers ability to make a life saving difference we are posting a list of locations for Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) and/or Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).  The list will be maintained here on The City’s website.  The Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance will send a representative by each February, the AHA’s Heart month, to inspect the devices.  The batteries do deplete, and the pads expire.  In addition the list will be given to MICCOM EMS dispatch, HPD dispatch, and HFD dispatch.  This way your 911 operator will know if an PAD or AED is available at your location if you’re not familiar or unsure of the area.  If your business, office, or other location has an PAD or AED not on the list please contact to have your device included in this initiative.  For more information on AEDs and CPR please visit the American Heart Association’s and/or the Red Cross’ website.


2nd Reformed Church – Union St and Anderson St

1st Baptist Church/Hackensack Christian School – Conklin and Union – in the lobby between the school and church

Bergen Tech – 200 Hackensack Ave – Basement level outside fitness center, 1st floor main entrance lobby with an Epi-Pen, outside room 164, outside of gym/auditorium, 2nd floor outside room 224

City Hall – 65 Central Ave – one on each floor

Foschini Park – in the field house when open

Hackensack High School – First and Beech St – 15 of them – stationary mounted on 3rd Flr outside library, main health office, single point entry, main gym lobby, lower gym lobby, pool, cafeteria, outside room 185, outside room 282. Remaining six are portable with Athletic Department staff.

Hackensack Middle School – one on each floor

Ice House – 111 Midtown Bridge Approach – 1st Floor between rink one and two, 2nd Floor in the gym

Johnson Park – in the field house when open

Mt Olive Church – 260 Central Ave

Retro Fitness – 100 Commerce Wy – at the desk

Riverside Square Mall – one in the security office, one at the guest service counter, one in security’s mobile unit

Trinity Baptist Church – 218 Passaic St

YMCA – 360 Main St – at front desk

Johnson Public Library – 274 Main St – at the front desk

Eastwick College – 250 Moore St – at the front desk

450 Hackensack Ave Eastern Dental

433 Hackensack Ave Suite 901 – Black and Veatch in the break room

HPD HQ – at the front desk and second-floor hallway

The Chit Chat – 515 Essex St

The Hackensack Building and Land Use building – Railroad Pl and Passaic St

Bergen Community College – 355 Main St, 1st and 2nd Floor