Enhanced Life-Saving Program
AED Placement throughout the Campus Community
In collaboration with the Campus Safety Council of the Office of Administration, the UC Davis Fire Department coordinates the implementation of the Campus’ Enhanced Life-Saving Program, intended to facilitate the placement of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) throughout the Campus Community.
Since 2006, nearly 30 AEDs have been placed in locations conducive to public access and rapid AED deployment. In addition to placement within academic and administrative facilities, AEDs can be found in many public gathering areas, including the Activities and Recreation Center, The Pavilion, Aggie Stadium, Memorial Union, and all three campus pools (Hickey Pool, Rec Pool, and Schaal Aquatic Center).
Departments interested in the acquisition of an AED unit should first become familiar with the Enhanced Life-Saving Program Policy, available in a PDF below. While the policy provides a greater level of detail of the acquisition process, the basic steps to AED acquisition are:
- Department determines that AED placement is desired, and secures appropriate funding.
- Department AED Coordinator (the department’s contact person) facilitates training of personnel in AED use.
- Department AED Coordinator submits an AED request (found on the last page of the above-mentioned PDF) with proof of personnel training attached, to the Fire Chief.
- The Fire Chief facilitates the acquisition of an AED prescription from the Medical Director.
- Once the prescription has been granted, the Fire Department procures the AED and accessories, and charges the purchase to the requesting department.
- The Fire Department meets with the Department AED Coordinator to identify an appropriate location for AED placement.
- The Fire Department distributes the AED to the requesting department, who is responsible for the installation of the unit.
To review the Enhanced Life-Saving Program Policy, please refer to the following PDF: Enhanced Life-Saving Program Policy
Questions relating to the Enhanced Life-Saving Program are welcomed by the Fire Department at (530) 754-9176.