Janet's Law Detailed Information

Janet's Law - AED & CPR is required in all New Jersey Public Schools

This law was enacted after the tragic death of Janet Zilinski, an 11 year old cheerleader from Warren, NJ who died after suffering sudden cardiac arrest. Janet’s untimely and sudden death led to her family forming The Janet Fund, which has been fighting to raise awareness and successfully lobby to have a law created so defibrillators would be placed at school grounds.

Lifesavers, Inc is proud to be a sponsor of the Janet Fund.  



The Zilinski family’s passionate and well intentioned effort was the driving force for what ultimately became Janet’s Law. For more information about Janet and the Janet Fund you can visit www.thejanetfund.org  

Beginning on September 1, 2014, the board of education of a public school district that includes any of the grades kindergarten through 12 shall establish and implement an emergency action plan for responding to sudden cardiac events, including, but not limited to, those events in which the use of an automated external defibrillator may be necessary.


Details about Janet’s Law every New Jersey school needs to know:

It is required that no less than five school faculty members successfully complete and hold a current certification from the American Heart Association. LifeSavers, Inc. is 100% prepared to assist you in meeting your New Jersey school CPR and AED training compliance. Our professional and friendly staff will visit your school and teach the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR & AED course at your school facility, a location of your choice or at our Fairfield New Jersey offices. 


  • All public and non-public schools are required to have an AED by September 1, 2014
  • The AED needs to be located within reasonable proximity of the gym or athletic field
  • The AED must be available in an unlocked location with a clear identifying AED sign
  • The AED must be accessible during the school day
  • The AED must be accessible any other time a school sponsored athletic event or practice is taking place
  • In New Jersey schools, a coach, trainer, staff member, EMT or first responder trained in CPR/AED must be present during the event or practice
  • Your school must develop an Emergency Action Plan for the potential of needing to respond to sudden cardiac arrest events. This plan must include; identification of the person(s) who gets the AED, identification of the person(s) who calls 911 or emergency medical response, identification of the person(s) who starts CPR and uses the AED, and identification of the person(s)who assists rescuers getting to the victim at the time of the event.

We are proud to list the following recent Lifesaver trained schools and or AED purchasers that are Janet Law and CPR Compliant:

  • Alamuchy BOE
  • Andover Twp
  • Avon BOE
  • Barnegat Twp Schools
  • Belleville BOE
  • Bergen County Special Services Schools
  • Bloomfield BOE
  • Bridgewater Raritan School Dist
  • Burlington County Schools
  • Butler BOE
  • Caldwell-West Caldwell BOE
  • Clark Schools
  • Cedar Grove BOE
  • Creskill BOE
  • East Newark BOE
  • East Orange BOE
  • East Rutherford BOE
  • East Windsor Regional School District
  • Edison BOE
  • Emerson Schools
  • Evesham Twp Schools
  • Fair Lawn Schools
  • Fairfield BOE
  • Golda Och Academy
  • Gramon Family of Schools
  • Greenwich BOE
  • Hanover Park Regional HS
  • Hazlet BOE
  • Hillsdale Schools
  • Hohokus School District
  • Irvington BOE
  • Kinnelon BOE
  • Little Falls BOE
  • Livingston BOE
  • Madison BOE
  • Montville BOE
  • New Milford Schools
  • North Hudson-Voorhees Reg School Dist
  • Oceanport BOE
  • Pascack Valley Reg High School Dist
  • Paterson Charter School for Science & Tech
  • Randolph Twp BOE
  • Ridgewood BOE
  • Robbinsville Twp BOE
  • Secaucus BOE
  • Shamong Twp School Dist
  • Super Essex Conference
  • Union BOE
  • Verona BOE
  • Warren County Spec Serv School Dist
  • West Orange BOE
  • Westwood Reg School Dist