AED Units Help Save Lives

Outdoor AED cabinet
Ray & Sue Smith Football Stadium

Inside of Hope College buildings, you can find an AED device. AED stands for “Automatic External Defibrillator” and its purpose is to help those who are having a cardiac event, including a heart attack. The device sends an electric shock through the victim, with the intent of stopping an irregular heartbeat to allow a normal rhythm to return. Essentially, it provides a defibrillating pulse that allows the victim to have proper blood flow until emergency personnel arrive.

Campus Safety gives students and staff the opportunity to become trained in using AEDs, but training isn’t required to be able to use an AED device. If you witness a person experiencing a cardiac event, activate the device, and it will speak to the user, taking them step by step to ensure proper use. By properly following the device’s electronically-spoken instructions, the victim is much more likely to benefit from AED use.

AED devices are checked regularly by Campus Safety and private contractors, and can be found in many locations across campus inside of buildings.  Traditionally AEDs could only be stored inside of buildings since cold or hot temperatures outside could make the AED susceptible to failure if stored in these extreme temperatures. However, with newly developed AED cabinets, AED can now be stored in climate controlled cabinets in outdoor environments. Hope just finished installing 4 climate controlled AEDs cabinets in outside locations across our Athletic Fields to make AEDs available to anyone in these outside areas.

Always remember where to find an AED device in your building or outside. It, and you, could save a life. 

If you are interested in AED, CPR, First Aid training sessions, registration for upcoming sessions can be found under Safety Training.

The location of the AED devices on campus are as follows belows, and they can be found on the Hope Campus Map

  1. ANDERSON WERKMAN CENTER – South entrance hallway
  2. ATHLETIC FIELD GARAGE – Double Door Overhead Garage
  3. BULTMAN STUDENT CENTER: MAIN LEVEL – Main floor near elevator
  4. BULTMAN STUDENT CENTER: LOWER LEVEL – Lower level near elevator
  5. CAMPUS SAFETY – Officer’s Room
  6. DEVOS FIELDHOUSE: EVENT LEVEL – Southwest end of bleachers
  7. DEVOS FIELDHOUSE: TICKET OFFICE – East concourse by ticket office
  8. DEVOS FIELDHOUSE: 2nd FLOOR WEST – Across from the 2nd floor elevator
  9. DEWITT CULTURAL CENTER – 1st floor theater southeast entrance by restrooms
  10. DEWITT TENNIS CENTER – West wall of main lobby
  11. DIMNENT CHAPEL – 1st floor foyer by elevator entrance door
  12. DOW CENTER – 1st floor equipment room
  13. GRAVES HALL – 1st floor center hallway
  14. HAWORTH HOTEL – 1st floor north kitchen hallway
  15. JACK H. MILLER CENTER: TICKET OFFICE – 1st floor North hallway by Ticker Office
  16. JACK H. MILLER CENTER: EAST HALLWAY – 1st floor East hallway by Admin Offices
  17. JIM HEERINGA ATHLETIC CENTER – South entrance hallway
  19. LUBBERS HALL – North entrance door
  20. LUGERS FIELDHOUSE – South entrance door hallway
  21. MAAS CENTER – West hallway
  22. MARTHA MILLER – 1st floor communication dept hallway
  23. PHYSICAL PLANT – 1st floor ground dept. offices
  24. RAY & SUE SMITH FOOTBALL STADIUM – West side of football field by bleacher wall
  25. SCHAAP SCIENCE CENTER – Ground floor South Central Stair
  26. THEIL RESEARCH CENTER – East Stairwell
  27. TRANSPORTATION GARAGE – North entrance hallway
  28. VAN ANDEL HUYS DER HOPE – South main entrance
  29. VAN ANDEL SOCCER STADIUM – In main tunnel to field
  30. VAN WYLEN LIBRARY – 1st floor by elevator doors
  31. VANDE POEL-HEERINGA TENNIS COURTS – Gate on the side of the main entry arch (by roundabout)
  32. VANDERWERF HALL – Basement hallway by accelerator lab
  33. WOLTERS SOFTBALL INTRAMURAL FIELD – On telephone pole located on south end of the intramural softball field

    MOBILE AED’s (Assigned to position)
  34. CAMPUS SAFETY CRUISERS – Each Campus Safety cruiser has an AED for Officer use (Qty. 3)
  35. ATHLETIC TRAINERS – Use by athletic trainers for Hope sporting events (Qty. 3)

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