An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is as important as a fire extinguisher because both devices can save lives in critical situations.
While a fire extinguisher is crucial for managing fires, an AED plays a vital role in responding to sudden cardiac arrest.
AEDs are designed to deliver an electric shock to the heart to restore its normal rhythm, greatly increasing the chances of survival.
Just like a fire can quickly spread and cause harm, cardiac arrests can lead to irreversible damage if not treated promptly.
Having accessible AEDs alongside fire extinguishers in public spaces and workplaces can mean the difference between life and death during emergencies.