The City of Maple Plain has been a Heart Safe Community since 2014. The City was one of the first 100 communities in Minnesota to be certified as a Heart Safe Community.
Heart Safe Communities is an effort to prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest by increasing community and public awareness, placing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) wherever people live, work, and play, and by educating the public on how to administer CPR. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, sudden cardiac arrest is the second-leading cause of death in Minnesota, responsible for almost 20% of deaths. It can happen to anyone, anywhere and almost always it’s fatal.
The Maple Plain Heart Safe Program is administered by the West Hennepin Chamber of Commerce with the help of volunteers. Free AED and CPR Trainings are regularly held.