Torrejón de Ardoz is certified as a cardio protected city

AED defibrillators and BLS training

Torrejón de Ardoz is certified as a cardio protected city

The city of Torrejón de Ardoz has obtained the certificate of cardioprotected city thanks to the installation of external defibrillators and the implementation of the comprehensive cardioprotection system throughout the municipality.

On September 21, 2021, the inauguration of the new classification of the municipality as a Cardioprotected City was held in the city of Torrejón de Ardoz.

The mayor of Torrejón de Ardoz, Ignacio Vázquez, the 2nd Deputy Mayor, Valeriano Díaz, and the Councilor for Health, Transparency and New Technologies, Carla Picazo have received Proyecto Salvavidas to begin the city's certification act.


DEA defibrillators in municipal buildings and urban guard vehicles 

14 DEA defibrillators have also been arranged in police vehicles to keep the streets safer.
Portable defibrillators considerably improve response time, since being located in police vehicles, their action is immediate. To this is added the 3 defibrillators located in Civil Protection vehicles.

The two Cercanías stations in the city, Torrejón de Ardoz and Soto del Henares, have the installation of defibrillators to maintain the cardioprotection of workers and passengers.

The region's teaching centers and health centers dependent on the Madrid Health Service also have defibrillator devices.

Mayor, Ignacio Vázquez, recounted at the event: “Today we present something that we have been working on for a long time and that I think makes Torrejón de Ardoz an even more human, lively and more supportive city ... It is about achieving the objectives to be known as a cardioprotected city. "

In Spain, around 24.500 cardiac arrests occur each year outside hospitals. 85% of these stops are caused by ventricular fibrillation and more than 90% could be reversed if defibrillation were performed in the first minute. For this reason, in addition to knowing the formation of BLS, the most necessary thing is to have a defibrillator nearby when resuscitating a victim who is in cardiorespiratory arrest.

Map of DEA defibrillators in Torrejón de Ardoz



The cardioprotection of Torrejón de Ardoz already saves lives

In Torrejón de Ardoz there have already been several cases of out-of-hospital cardiorespiratory arrests and thanks to the installation of defibrillators and early defibrillation, lives have been saved.

In addition to the installation of defibrillators, the mayor of Torrejón de Ardoz has started a campaign to raise awareness among the population and so that the citizens of the municipality know where the defibrillators are located and an early defibrillation can be applied. 

The Councilor for Health, Transparency and New Technologies, Carla Picazo He added: “The objective is to continue advancing in the implantation of more defibrillators throughout the city, thus improving the response to a cardiorespiratory arrest that can occur anywhere and to which we must act as quickly as possible. It is, without a doubt, the best investment to which to allocate public resources ”.


Torrejón de Ardoz a safe cardio city with personality


Located in the autonomous community of Madrid, Torrejón de Ardoz has not stopped growing in recent decades, becoming the ninth most populated city in Madrid. By the 1960s the city did not have more than 10.000 inhabitants but by 1970 it had already doubled its population. It currently exceeds 130.000 inhabitants and has become an iconic city of the autonomous community for its streets in the old town and for having places of great cultural interest.

Torrejón de Ardoz was a small agricultural city until the middle of the XNUMXth century, when its industrialization process began, it relied on three fundamental pillars for its expansion. Its proximity to Madrid, the supply of cheap land for industries and the existence of good communication routes.

Currently the city has modern infrastructures, important industrial estates, numerous green areas and streets full of liveliness and personality. In addition to having a tourist attraction such as the famous Europa Park.



Parque Europa is the largest green and leisure area in Torrejón de Ardoz. It has an area of ​​233.000 m2 and has the reproductions of the most emblematic monuments of the main European cities as well as different areas of leisure, rest and entertainment for attendees.

In the park we can find more than 17 European monuments as emblematic as: an original fragment of the Berlin Wall, donated free of charge by the city council of this city. A replica of the Brandenburg Gate, the Greek Theater, the Belém Tower, the Trevi Fountain, the Eiffel Tower or the London Bridge.

In addition, it has picnic areas, restaurant areas and the possibility of carrying out activities such as; use a zip line, an archery range, a jetty, trampolines, pony rides or laser maze, among others.



Torrejón de Ardoz has become, with the passage of time, a claim of culture and tourism for all the people who know its attraction. Now it also offers its citizens and visitors an extra security by making Torrejón de Ardoz a cardioprotected city.

At Proyecto Salvavidas we are experts in cardioprotection of spaces. Our specialist technicians will advise you without any commitment.

In addition to the correct installation of your cardioprotected space, we provide training in BLS, CPR and the use of the defibrillator for your clinical team, ensuring a rapid response to a cardiac emergency.

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