AEDs on Campus
An Automatic External Defibrillator, or AED, is a lifesaving tool that can be used in the event of a cardiac arrest or similar loss of consciousness by an individual. Dickinson College has over 20 AEDs across campus in various Academic, Administrative, Athletic, and Auxiliary buildings as well as supplementary units carried by Athletic Training Staff during athletic events and by the Department of Public Safety in patrol vehicles. These AEDs are strategically placed in high-occupancy/assembly areas or buildings with increased risk due to individuals who may be using the facility.
Nearly all units on campus are Defibtech Lifeline AEDs which are simple to use, highly visible in their bright yellow color, and feature clear voice prompts to assist an individual in the event the AED is needed for an emergency. Anyone can use an AED to help save a life. Many people around the world are trained, including police and security officers, firefighters, athletic trainers, flight attendants and lifeguards. Here at Dickinson, we highly recommend individuals take an AED training course, typically sponsored through the Red Cross, for directions on proper use and application of an AED, as well as other life-saving techniques such as First Aid and CPR prior to using an AED.
On campus, AEDs are easy to find if you know where to look. All buildings containing an AED will have it mounted inside a white cabinet affixed to the wall with the words "Emergency Defibrillator" printed in red on the front. These buildings have a small red/white "AED Equipped Building" sticker at each exterior entrance door (see example below). Above each AED cabinet is also a white/red AED sign with an arrow pointing downward for additional wayfinding. Additionally, the recently revised Emergency Quick Reference Guides in each building now identify your closest AED.
"AED Equipped Facility" sticker on exterior door.
Click here for a map of all campus AED locations.
|50 Mooreland||Main Entrance lobby|
|Allison Hall||Lower Level, by Community Room Restrooms|
|ATS Auditorium||Main Entrance, behind wheelchair lift|
|Children's Center (DCCC)||Administrative Assistant's Office|
|Denny Hall||First floor, north entrance lobby|
|Durden Athletic Training Center||First floor, hallway intersection|
|Facilities Management||In warehouse by restrooms|
|Holland Union Building (HUB)||Upper level Information Desk|
|Kaufman Hall||DPS lobby|
|Kline - Athletic Center||Athletic Center upper level west entrance|
|Kline - Fitness Center||Attendant's desk inside Fitness Center|
|Old West||Ground level hallway by north exit door|
|Organic Farm||Student Kitchen|
|Rector Science Complex||Lower level hallway by restrooms|
|South College||Ground floor, central entrance|
|Waidner Admissions||First floor gallery by Staff Entrance|
|Waidner-Spahr Library||Main level by Circulation Desk|
|Weiss Arts Center||Main entrance behind pillar|