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Janet's Law - AED & CPR required in New Jersey Public Schools
Start September 1, 2014 - Become Compliant!

Defibtech-Package-1-pad-3x3"Janet's Law"; requires public schools to have automated external defibrillators for youth athletic events and to establish certain plans relating to sudden cardiac events. (Click here to read Assembly, No. 1608 Law)

Janet Zilinski was an 11 year old cheerleader from Warren, NJ who died after suffering sudden cardiac arrest. Janet’s tragic death led to her family forming The Janet Fund, which has been fighting to raise awareness and have defibrillators placed at school grounds. The Zilinski family’s tireless fight was the driving force for what ultimately became Janet's Law. For more information about Janet and the Janet Fund please visit

Beginning on September 1, 2014, the board of education of a public school district that includes any of the grades kindergarten through 12 shall establish and implement an emergency action plan for responding to sudden cardiac events, including, but not limited to, those events in which the use of an automated external defibrillator may be necessary.

It is required that no less than five school faculty members successfully complete and hold a current certification from the American Heart Association. Let ShowMeCPR meet your training compliance. Our friendly staff will come out to your school and teach the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR & AED course to your facility.

Key Points of Janet's Law:
  • All public and non-public schools are required to have an AED by September 1, 2014
  • The AED shall be located within reasonable proximity of the gym or athletic field
  • The AED must be available in an unlocked location with an identifying sign
  • The AED must be accessible during the school day and any other time a school sponsored athletic event or practice is taking place
  • A coach, trainer, staff member, EMT or first responder trained in CPR/AED must be present during the event or practice
  • Schools must develop an Emergency Action Plan for responding to sudden cardiac arrest events. This plan must include; who gets the AED, who calls 9-1-1, who starts CPR and uses the AED, and who assists rescuers getting to the victim

  8-20 Students >20 Students
COST $60 per person $50 per person
Minimum of 8 students required for onsite training. Special Discount for NJ Public Schools Only. Quick Reference Handouts Provided. Manual many be purchased separately. Additional fees may apply if you or your facility would like to be listed as additionally insured on our commercial general liability insurance. Travel surcharge of $100 is billed for courses greater then 25 miles of Wayne NJ.

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Kean University - Hillside NJ

Schedule a class at your School. Please Contact Us or call 973-694-2893

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ShowMeCPR, Inc. is an authorized provider of CPR and ECC courses of the American Heart Association Training Center in New Jersey.

If you have any question or problems, you can contact our President David Spera at 973-694-2893 or use the contact us page to send us a message.

AHA Disclaimer: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA materials, do not represent income to the Association.