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Automated External Defibrillators

AED Locations

You can help save a life.

View a list of AED locations

Everyone can be a good bystander and help save a life during a cardiac emergency.

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) maintained by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety are easy to find and easy to use, with cabinets located in high-traffic areas across the University’s campuses. View a list of AED locations.

Man carrying a lime green Zoll Automated External Defibrillator (AED) 3 device featuring a touchscreen display.Zoll AED 3

During a Cardiac Emergency

Stay calm and act:

  1. Call 911, or University Public Safety at (585) 275-3333 or by picking up a Blue Light Emergency Phone.
  2. An AED cabinet is located within an anticipated 2-minute response time from most locations on campus, and they are placed in high-traffic areas for easy identification. Head quickly to the nearest likely location (e.g., near entryways, elevators, and restrooms in residence halls, schools, and public spaces) and look for the red and white AED cabinet.
  3. Follow the instructions in the kit while waiting for help to arrive.

White box housing an automated external defibrillator (AED) on River Campus at the University of Rochester.

AED cabinet

Before a Cardiac Emergency


Watch a demonstration of the Zoll AED 3

Learn how to effectively use this life-saving automated external defibrillator.

Frequently asked questions

Explore common questions about AEDs.

What is an AED?

An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm. 

The Zoll AED 3, which is the unit available at more than 150 cabinet locations across the University campus, includes Real CPR Help technology to help the rescuer with verbal and visual prompts. For example, the device measures compression depth and speed, offers voice commands such as “Push Harder,” and alerts the user if shock is needed. 

Learn more about AEDs at URMC’s online Health Encyclopedia. 

Is special training required to use an AED?

Anyone can use an AED. Many people—such as first responders, flight attendants, and people who work in large public facilities—are trained to use an AED. But AEDs are also made to be used by people with no training. This is because it can save a person’s life in minutes. There may not be time to find someone who has training. All AEDs come with instructions. Many AEDs tell the user what to do with voice commands and make the use as simple as possible. In many instances, all you have to do is turn on the AED and place the AED electrodes on the person. The AED will automatically detect the heart’s activity and either deliver a shock or determine that no shock is needed. Whenever you are in a public place, look for an AED station. It could save someone’s life. 

The University offers training for non-healthcare individuals and groups in the community through the Learning and Development American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center. To register yourself or your team for CPR/AED training, please complete the training request form. 

Who monitors and maintains the AED devices at the University?

In 2023, the Office of Environmental Health & Safety commissioned Cintas to conduct a university-wide review, expansion and upgrade of AED cabinet locations and equipment. All new and existing cabinets were equipped with the Zoll AED 3 device and are monitored through a subscription to the LifeReady 360 online dashboard, enabling the office to track the location and maintenance of all University-owned AED devices across campuses. 

How do I request an AED for my unit?

The Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) worked with first aid and safety professionals at Cintas to establish guidelines for cabinet locations using a 2-minute response time as a best practice. They then conducted an institution-wide review, assessment, expansion, and upgrade across the University’s campuses. For questions about AED standards and locations in your area, please contact EH&S directly at (585) 725-3241 to discuss. 

University of Rochester Greatly Expands AED/CPR Cabinet Locations, Training, and Awareness

User-friendly equipment makes it easier to provide lifesaving aid for cardiac arrest with visual instructions, real-time CPR monitoring, and voice prompts.

Read more about this life-saving equipment

List of AED Locations

Building Address
Advancement & Alumni Center (2) 300 E River Road
Anderson Tower 850 Wilson Boulevard
Bausch & Lomb (2) 284 Hutchison Rd
Brooks Crossing 1500 S Plymouth Ave
Burton Hall 560 Fraternity Rd
Chambers Hall 955 Hill Ct Road
Clinical Engineering Bas (2) 601 Elmwood Ave
Clinical Research 250 Crittenden Rd
Computer Science Bldg (5) 160 Trustee Road
Crosby Hall 655 Faculty Rd
Dekiewiet Tower 300 Kendrick Road
Department of Public Safety 612 Wilson Boulevard
Dewey Hall (4) 244 Hutchison Rd
Environmental Health & Safety 685 Mount Hope Ave
Environmental Health & Safety/Fire Marshal 590 Mount Hope Ave
Facilities 575 Mount Hope Ave
Facilities & Services 514 Intercampus Drive
Facilities & Services Bldg 271 E River Road
Fairchild Hall 920 Hill Court Road
Fauver Stadium 720 Library Rd
Fitness Center 71 Celebration Dr
Frederick Douglas Building (2) 735 Library Road
Gale Hall 940 Hill Ct Road
Gavett Hall (2) 262 Hutchison Road
Genesee Hall 730 Library Road
Genesee Hall/Athletic Dept. (5 portable units) 730 Library Road
Gilbert Hall 615 Faculty Road
Gleason Hall (2) 224 Hutchison Rd
Goergen Athletic Complex (4) 620 Faculty Road
Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering & Optics (3) 480 Intercampus Dr
Golisano Children’s Hospital (5) 150 Crittenden Boulevard
Grounds 516 Intercampus Drive
Harkness Hall (2) 280 Hutchison Road
Health Services Building (2) 738 Library Road
Helen Wood Hall (2) 255 Crittenden Boulevard
Hoeing Hall 635 Faculty Road
Hopeman Hall (Engineering) (2) 240 Hutchison Rd
Hoyt Auditorium 264 Hutchison Road
Hutchison Hall (3) 120 Trustee Rd
Hylan Building (4) 140 Trustee Road
Interfaith Chapel 1045 Wilson Blvd
James P. Wilmont Cancer Center (7) 90 Crittenden Boulevard
Kendrick Hall 975 Hill Ct Road
Lattimore Hall (3) 435 Alumni Road
LeChase Hall 427 Alumni Road
Lovejoy Hall 540 Fraternity Road
Medical Center Annex (MCFO) (2) 400 Elmwood Avenue
Meliora Hall (2) 775 Library Rd
Morey Hall (2) 455 Alumni Road
Munro Hall 955 Hill Ct Road
NYS Optical 277 Hutchison Road
O’Brien Hall 800 Wilson Blvd
Office Of Educational Resources (26) 601 Elmwood Avenue
Patrick Barry House 692 Mount Hope Ave
Rettner Hall Media Arts & Innovation Center (2) 465 Alumni Rd
Rush Rhees Library (5) 755 Library Road
Sage Arts Center 830 Wilson Blvd
Saunders (5) 265 Crittenden Boulevard
Schlegel Hall (2) 224 Hutchison Rd #103
Slater Hall 945 Hill Ct Road
Sloan Performing Arts Center 407 Alumni Road
Small Business Administration 100 State Street #410
Spurrier Gym 744 Library Road
Strong Auditorium 417 Alumni Road
Strong Memorial Hospital 601 Elmwood Avenue
Susan B. Anthony Hall 740 Library Rd
Taylor Hall 260 Hutchison Rd
Tiernan Hall 520 Fraternity Road
Todd Union 415 Alumni Road
University of Rochester 601 Elmwood Ave
Utilities & Energy Management 390 Elmwood Ave
Valentine Tower 400 Kendrick Road
Wallis Hall 220 Hutchison Rd
Wegmans Hall (2) 250 Hutchison Rd
Wielder Tower 810 Towers Road
Wilmot Building (3) 275 Hutchison Rd
Wilson Commons (3) 201 Wilson Commons
Wilson Commons Student Activity (5 portable units) 201 Wilson Commons
Wittmer House 630 Mount Hope Ave
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