The Forsyth County,
GA 4-Minute City

Saving Lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Forsyth County

Fellow Residents of Forsyth,

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the US, and we are doing something to change that in our community! Central EMS is partnering with Avive Solutions to significantly increase survival rates from SCA in Forsyth County through a Program called the 4-Minute City.

Together, we plan to bring cutting-edge technology and forward-thinking ideas to Forsyth County by placing Avive’s intelligent AEDs across the city and deploying their first-of-its-kind cardiac arrest response technology. Most importantly, we plan to work with the citizens of Forsyth County to create a culture of saving lives from cardiac arrest through free training and educational resources so that all of you are prepared to save a life.

I’m proud to share that Forsyth County was selected as 1 of only 5 U.S. cities to implement this innovative Program. With the 4-Minute City Program, our goal is for cardiac arrest victims in Forsyth to have access to a lifesaving AED within minutes of their collapse.

I look forward to building upon the tradition of excellence in cardiac care here in Forsyth County. Together we can save lives from cardiac arrest in our community!


Doug Norton
Vice President of Operations, Central EMS

Get Involved!

We are providing free training classes on how to perform hands-only CPR and use an AED to make sure that all Forsyth County residents are prepared to save a life! Fill out this form if you’re interested in free training.


Free Training - Learn How to Save a Life from SCA

This 10-minute video-based training course will teach you the three simple steps you need to know to save a life from SCA in Forsyth County!

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I encounter someone experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

If you see some collapse suddenly and they are not responsive or breathing normally, you want to Call-Push-Shock. This means you want to immediately call 911, begin hands-only CPR by pushing hard and fast on the center of their chest, and use an AED to restart their heart. Let’s say you didn’t see a person collapse, but you find someone who is unresponsive. In this case, you also want to immediately Call-Push-Shock. Victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest will sometimes gasp or shake as if having a seizure. This does not mean that they are breathing normally or responsive and you want to immediately Call-Push-Shock. If a person is not responding, don’t keep trying to wake them up – they will not and your fast response is critical for their survival. Learn more about how to Call-Push-Shock!

Who is allowed to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?
Why is Forsyth implementing this program?

The Forsyth 4-Minute City is proudly supported by:


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