Administration Building and Chapel

CPR and AED Instruction

Call Campus Police at 412.396.2677

An AED (automated external defibrillator) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses potentially life threatening irregular heartbeats (cardiac arrhythmias) and is able to treat them through defibrillation (electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an normal rhythm). An AED is used in conjunction with CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

The Department of Public Safety has five American Heart Association instructors who teach First Aid, AED and CPR.  If interested in attending a class, contact Lieutenant Michael Kiryk at 412.396.4935 or

AED: Automatic External Defibrillator program and locations on campus.

Sergeant Dan Baker describes the appropriate use
of an AED and basic CPR: