AED Program

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDS)

Each year in the United States, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside a hospital setting. While cardiac arrest is often fatal, you can take steps to help save a life.

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are located across UMB. Find their locations here

Environmental Health and Safety leads the AED program at UMB. Learn more about the AED program at UMB.


  • Yell for help. Tell someone nearby to call 911 and UMB Police at 410-706-6882.  Ask that person or another bystander to bring you an AED if there’s one nearby. Time is of the essence.
  • Check breathing. If the person isn’t breathing or is gasping, begin CPR.
  • Give CPR. Push hard and fast. Push down at least 2 inches at a rate of 100 to 120 pushes a minute in the center of the chest, allowing the chest to come back up to its normal position after each push.
  • Use the AED as soon as it arrives. Turn it on and follow the prompts.
  • Keep pushing. Continue administering CPR until the person starts to breathe or move, or until someone with more advanced training takes over, such as an EMS team member.