AED Program

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Automated External Defibrillator Program


NC State is committed to maintaining the safety and well-being of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus. The offices of Emergency Management and Mission Continuity, University Police and Emergency Preparedness and Strategic Initiatives – Fire and Life Safety are partners in the promotion of a robust Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program, which includes Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).


AEDs and Sudden Cardiac ArrestThe placement of AEDs on campus is important because of the timeframe to be successful in converting ventricular fibrillation.  NC State University has a goal of having an AED on scene of a sudden cardiac arrest in the shortest reasonable response time. The EHS Fire & Life Safety Office and University Police have AEDs in certain vehicles and are dispatched to all medical incident on campus.  The AED shall be mounted in an obvious location for easy access. Contact the EHS Fire & Life Safety Office for assistance with this at 919-515-2568 or email the AED Program Manager.Program Medical Direction

Medical direction for NC State’s AED program is provided by Wake County Emergency Services (EMS). This partnership ensures sound program development and support to campus partners.

First Aid/CPR/AED Courses

NC State offers an awareness level course, without certification for campus partners.  NC State Fire & Life Safety is geared towards the lay rescuer and does not provide formal CPR certification. Visit REPORTER or click here to register for this course.  To schedule a course for your department, office, or organization, please contact the Fire & Life Safety Training program coordinator. Please note:

Through Student Health Services, NC State offers American Heart Association HeartSaver CPR/AED certification courses to official University departments, offices, and organization. Details on CPR courses can be found here.

CPR Resources

For additional information on learning CPR, please visit the American Heart Association.


When purchasing new AED equipment or replacement batteries and pads for use at NC State University, make arrangements through the AED Program Manager in the EHS Fire & Life Safety Office.  Fill out the AED Acquisition form to get started! 

General Program Information

For more information on the AED program or on CPR courses offered at the University, please contact Fire & Life Safety Office – 919-515-2568

AED Use or Issues

After each use, complete an “AED Use Report” via:  The AED Use Report helps EPSI Fire & Life Safety Office monitor, evaluate, and track use of AEDs on campus.

If you notice an issue with an AED, or it is used, please contact Fire & Life Safety Staff or 919-515-2568 that can respond to AED issues in a timely manner.

For more program information and replacement monthly inspection tags, visit the AED Program overview folder.