Emergency Team Members consist of Penn Faculty, Staff and students just like you. Team Members become critical in supporting emergency personnel in the event of a crisis or emergency. Consider volunteering today! Read More »
Security Services offers free 24/7 lockout & jump-start services to anyone on Penn's campus. Simply call 215-573-3333 and a Public Safety Officer will be dispatched to your location. Read More »
The PennComm operations team provides emergency communications and response between all members of the Penn and University City communities and police, fire and medical emergency responders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all while virtually patrolling Penn's campus using state-of-the art cctv technology. Read More »
Policing an open, urban, multicultural and densely-populated university environment such as Penn requires at the core, a strong commitment to the philosophy of community-based policing practices. Read More »
Security Services offers free 24/7 lockout & jump-start services to anyone on Penn's campus. Simply call 215-573-3333 and a Public Safety Officer will be dispatched to your location. Read More »
The University of Pennsylvania Police Department is a fully-accredited police department, and has been since March 2001, through the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), which administers a rigorous accreditation process whereby law enforcement agencies must adhere to over 440 standards, codes and state-of-the-art practices. Read More »
The Department of Special Services within the Division of Public Safety offers free-of-charge RAD classes for both men and women! Read More »

Automated External Defibrillator

Automated External DefibrillatorThe automated external defibrillator (AED) is a lightweight, portable computerized medical device that can check a person's heart rhythm. It can recognize a rhythm that requires a defibrillation shock. It can also advise the rescuer when a shock is needed. The AED uses a combination of voice prompts, text messages and graphical instructions to tell the rescuer the steps to take.

AEDs are very accurate and easy to use. With a few hours of training, you can learn to operate an AED safely. There are many different brands of AEDs, but the same basic procedures apply to all types. The university's current recommended AED unit for campus deployment is the Cardiac Science Powerheart AED G3 Automatic.

Map of AEDs on Penn's Campus (PDF: AED Map)