The Jackson,
TN 4-Minute City

Saving Lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Jackson

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Fellow Jacksonians,

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

Together, we plan to bring cutting edge technology and forward-thinking ideas to Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson. Together we can save lives from cardiac arrest in our community!


Mayor Scott Conger
Bob Arrington (Co-Chair Friends of Heart)
Janet Silver (Co-Chair Friends of Heart)

Join the CARE Team!

The City of Jackson Fire Department is creating a team of everyday Jacksonians that are trained with the skills and equipped with the tools to step up when it counts and save lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in Jackson, TN. If you’re interested to be a part of the CARE Team, click below and apply.

Get CPR Trained!

In-Person Training:

We are providing free in-person CPR training classes so that all Jacksonians are prepared to save a life from SCA!

Digital Training:

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 Jackson!

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 Jackson implementing this program?

The Jackson 4-Minute City is proudly supported by:

The Jackson 4-Minute City is proudly supported by:

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