Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program at UC Berkeley
AEDs have existed on the UC Berkeley campus since 2006. Not only are they located in most public buildings, there are AEDs located in UCB police vehicles (mobile), sports and spectator venues, recreational sports facilities (RSF) and many UCB departments.
The California Code of Regulations mandates that AEDs be inspected on a regular basis. Previous to January 1, 2016, inspection of AEDs was required every 30 days. Pursuant to amendments (Section 1797.196 of the California Health and Safety code) that frequency has been changed to at least every 90 days. The program continues to assure that the AEDs are maintained in good working order and have parts replaced as needed. The maintenance and inspection program is managed centrally by EH&S and UHS, and coordinates with departments that maintain large number of AEDs.
Map of UC Berkeley Automated External Defibrillator Locations
On the above map, if you click on a red location marker, more information will display helping you find the exact location of the AED.
For fun: We have noticed that individuals who are proponents of AEDs have started to upload UCB AED locations into the smartphone app: AED Spotter. This app was developed by the non-profit organization Racing Hearts Foundations from Palo Alto, CA. It was originally designed to create a map that Palo Alto firefighters could use to locate AEDs, but it has become very popular. If you click on the map from within the app, you can see AEDs located across the USA, and a few in Europe and China!
AED Map Location Table
|Barrows Hall||On Disaster Evacuation Chair cabinet 1st floor|
|Birge Hall||On 1st Floor|
|Boalt Law School 1st Floor||In elevator A alcove, by room 117|
|Boalt Law School 2nd Floor||In corridor|
|Boalt Law School 3rd Floor||By elevator E|
|Boalt Law School Level L1||Left of library circulation desk|
|California Hall||On Disability emergency chair, across stairs|
|Calvin Hall||2nd floor elevator lobby|
|Clark Kerr Track||Below the track field off the dirt road|
|California Memorial Stadium Concourse Level||California Memorial Stadium Concourse, West, outside of Stair 3|
|California Memorial Stadium Field Club North||California Memorial Stadium Plaza level, outside of Rec Sports Center, between stairs 4 and 6|
|California Memorial Stadium Field Club South||California Memorial Stadium Plaza level, between California Memorial Stadium and Simpson 3rd floor entry, outside of Visitors Complex|
|California Memorial Stadium North Tunnel||California Memorial Stadium North Tunnel, West wall, outside of facilities office|
|California Memorial Stadium Press Box, Floor 7||California Memorial Stadium, 7th floor, outside Elevator 1, Southwest end, outside of Press Box|
|California Memorial Stadium University Club, Floor 8||California Memorial Stadium 8th floor, outside Stair 2, Southwest end restrooms, University Club|
|Cory Hall||On Disaster Evacuation Chair cabinet 2nd floor entrance from Hearst|
|Crash Kit, SPTMD OFC, Floor 1||Simpson 170, SPTMD office|
|Crossroads Dining Hall||In dining hall on ramp column|
|Davis Hall 3rd Floor||By elevator|
|Davis Hall 6th Floor||By elevator|
|Doe Library||Near data lab 189, left of door, upstairs|
|Dwinelle Hall #1||On Disaster Evacuation Chair cabinet in south half in stairway|
|Dwinelle Hall #2||Near entrance of Ishi Court|
|Earl Warren Hall||1st floor kitchenette|
|Edwards Track||North end outside of Tennis Offices|
|Energy Biosciences Building #1||1st floor elevator|
|Energy Biosciences Building #2||4th floor elevator|
|Etcheverry Hall||3rd floor north on Disaster Evacuation Chair cabinet|
|Evans Hall||1st floor foyer, left of phone booths|
|Faculty Hall Men's||In office behind front desk|
|Faculty Hall Women's||Right of front door|
|Giannini Hall||1st floor in hallway by northeast stairs entrance|
|Haas Faculty Building||4th floor in phone alcove|
|Haas Pavilion ATQ Office||Haas 2nd Floor, inside SPTMD office|
|Haas Pavilion, North Side||Haas 2nd Floor, North side, between North Training Quarters and Weight Room|
|Haas Student Building||Mobile kept in Zellerbach|
|Haviland Hall||On Disaster Evacuation Chair cabinet, ground floor by elevators|
|Hearst Gym||In 1st floor elevator alcove|
|Hertz Hall||On Disaster Evacuation Chair cabinet in 1st floor lobby, drinking fountain side|
|Hildebrand Hall||D level by South elevator|
|International House||Front desk|
|Koshland||On Disaster Evacuation Chair cabinet in 1st floor lobby|
|Kroeber Hall||On left side on Disaster Evacuation Chair cabinet in 1st floor north lobby|
|La Loma Parking Lot||In parking lot, Northeast entrance from La Loma|
|Latimer Hall||4th floor east|
|Lawrence Hall of Science||To left of elevator in main lobby|
|Levine-Witter Softball Field||Restrooms between Levine-Fricke Softball and Witter Rugby Fields|
|Li Ka Shing|
|Maxwell||In parking lot, south entrance|
|McCone Hall||1st floor lobby, right of elevator facing east|
|Memorial Stadium Fitness Center||Mounted on wall near the office|
|Minor Hall: Eye Center Addition||AED Cabinet by right of elevator|
|Moffitt Library||At security desk|
|Morgan Hall||1st floor hallway or 1st floor on Disaster Evacuation Chair cabinet|
|New Le Conte||3rd floor, on red wall, by book drop|
|Old Le Conte||1st floor, across from room 127 on Disaster Evacuation Chair cabinet|
|RSF East||Internal main atrium (East)|
|Simpson Center: 1st Floor, North End||Simpson Centre 1st floor lobby between training quarter and weight room, behind soda machine|
|Simpson Center: 1st Floor, South End||Simpson 1st Floor lobby between South Training Quarters and Weight Room|
|Simpson Center: 2nd Floor, North End||Simpson 2nd Floor Football entry, North side|
|Simpson Center: 2nd Floor, South End||Simpson 2nd Floor Olympic Entry, South end|
|Simpson Center: 3rd Floor, South End||Simpson 3rd Floor entry, outside kitchenette|
|Simpson Spare||South Taining Quarters storage|
|Soda Hall||On Disaster Evacuation Chair cabinet in 4th floor lobby|
|South Scoreboard||California Memorial Stadium South Scoreboard, underneath East wall|
|Space Sciences Lab Addition||Addition|
|Space Sciences Lab Annex||By sink and fridge|
|Stanley Hall||1st floor on same wall as Disaster Evacuation Chair cabinet but to the left|
|Strawberry Canyon Rec Center||On west side of bathrooms, outside|
|Sutardja Dai Hall #1||5th Floor Lab|
|Sutardja Dai Hall #2||3rd floor|
|Sutardja Dai Hall #3||3rd floor lab|
|Sutardja Dai Hall #4||6th floor|
|Tang Center||On Disaster Evacuation Chair cabinet, west lobby|
|Tolman Hall||3rd floor west|
|UC Berkeley Extension||2nd floor by admissions|
|UCB Art Museum||Ground floor above fire hose|
|Underhill Field||Left Side Storage Closet|
|Unit 1 (2650 Durant Ave)||Across from Gym|
|University Hall||On Disaster Evacuation Chair cabinet in lobby|
|Valley Life Sciences Building||On Disaster Evacuation Chair cabinet, across hall from 2063|
|Wheeler Hall||Across wheelchair escalator in southwest corner|
|Wurster Hall||On Disaster Evacuation Chair cabinet in 1st floor lobby|
|Zellerbach Hall Backstage||Backstage North|
|Zellerbach Hall Lobby||On Disability emergency chair in south lobby|
The AEDs are typically located in lobbies of public buildings on campus, either near or attached to the Disaster Evacuation Chair cabinet.
Look for signage with the AED heart.
What is an AED?
An Automated External Defibrillator (also known as an AED) is a type of computerized medical device. When properly placed on a person’s chest, it can analyze the heart’s rhythm and apply an electrical shock if needed. It will not give a shock to a normally beating heart. The AED uses voice prompts, lights and pictures to tell the rescuer the steps to take. The State of California regulates public access to AEDs (California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 1.8, Lay Rescuer Automatic External Defibrillator Regulations), and requires that policies and procedures be put in place to ensure the effectiveness and availability of AEDs. There has been an amendment to the regulations governing the maintenance and upkeep of an AED program, effective January 1, 2016.
Who can use an AED?
Where can I get training?
We encourage all individuals of any age to be trained in providing CPR and in the use of an AED.
AED video demonstration:
We ask that at least one person in each building, per shift view this video. It only takes about fifteen minutes to watch the two videos and read accompannying slides. This will be coordinated through the AED program.
We also encourage all of the campus staff and faculty to view this informative video.
CPR/AED Certification Class
Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps (mrc.berkeley.edu) is an organized unit of medical volunteers, including students and community volunteers dedicated to UCB. They provide medical coverage at UC Berkeley events and they offer low cost CPR/AED training and certification to all members of the UCB campus community. Contact the CPR Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on cost, times and locations of classes. Visit their website and Facebook page!
Cal Recreational Sports offers CPR and First Aid Classes. All instructors are American Red Cross certified.The Red Cross offers many classes, including online trainings in first aid, CPR and AED use.