Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certification

Posted by CHAD CORCORAN on Apr 04 2024 at 02:32PM PDT

Hello JDLL Families,

New York State recently signed into law a bill requiring all camps and youth sports programs to have at least one AED at locations where activities are held. In regards to devices, we are fortunate to have AEDs belonging to the JD School District at each of the locations at which we play. At St. Mary’s Field which is owned by the league, we maintain our own AED.

The legislation also required there be at least one person trained to use the AED at practices and games in the unfortunate event that a cardiac emergency might arise. To ensure that we are compliant and keeping our players safe, I would like to begin compiling a list of individuals in the league who plan to be at games and practices and are already AED trained as healthcare professionals, first responders, etc. If you are already carry an AED certification and are willing to help, please email me

Additionally, our Safety Coordinator, Heidi Feathers, will be holding AED/CPR certification classes sometime in the near future. We’ll have more details on those soon. This would be an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to volunteer in a very important way but not necessarily as a coach. If you would like to become AED certified and are interested in taking a class, please also contact me and I’ll add you to a list of people to contact when plans solidify.

Thank you in advance and thank you as well to all the volunteers who have already submitted their background checks and completed the USA Baseball abuse training.

Chad Corcoran, JDLL President