Emergency Preparedness

Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. AEDs are easy-to-use machines that can analyze the heart's rhythm and deliver electrical shock to help re-establish an effective rhythm.

Chico State has made the commitment to help increase survival rates of persons who are stricken with sudden cardiac arrest by placing publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillators (AED) at numerous locations on campus.

Both types of AEDs on campus are fully automated and guide users through verbal and written prompts.

AED Types

AED white

Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 Plus

AED orange

Cardiac Science Powerheart G5 Plus (features bilingual capacity in English and Spanish)

The CSU, Chico AED Program has been established and managed in accordance with the California Health & Safety Code, Section 1797.796, and meets the guidelines set forth by the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. The program has also received an endorsement from our base Hospital, Enloe Medical Center, and has been approved by the regional EMS agency authority, Sierra-Sacramento Valley Emergency Medical Services.