Training to use automated external defibrillators

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Office of Emergency Services

In conjunction with the Healthy Campus Network and the Be Smart About Safety Programs, the Office of Emergency Services has established an Automated External Defibrillator Program. Through this program, Emergency Services will add 42 new automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, to campus. The defibrillators will be sponsored by the departments that "adopt" them. Through the Healthy Campus Network, 60 UCSC employees may receive free Basic First Aid/CPR/AED training.   
Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death among adults over age 40, affecting more than 300,000 people in the United States annually. If an individual suffering from sudden cardiac arrest is defibrillated within a minute of collapse, the victim's chances for survival are close to 90 percent.
Be a hero. Save a life. Register for one of the free First Aid/CPR/AED training classes.  To register, visit the Learning Center. Once there, type in “First Aid” to view the course offerings. Note that you must register for the dates listed in this announcement; other course offerings are not applicable to this program and are not free.  
Seats are limited — 20 people per class — so register for the earliest class available!
Basic First Aid/CPR/AED Training
Wednesday, June 19
Basic First Aid/CPR/AED Training
Thursday, June 27
Basic First Aid/CPR/AED Training
Friday, July 12
Each class runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m  and includes a 30-minute lunch break. Lunch is not provided. The classes will be held at the UCSC Police Building at 14 Carriage House Road, in the Emergency Response Center, Room 103.
If you have questions about the program, please contact campus Director of Emergency Management Lisa Ehret at 831-459-3828, or email her at
Thank you for making UC Santa Cruz a safer place to work, study and live.