Environmental Health & Safety

Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Program

Tennessee Tech AED Written Program

Tennessee AED Requirement Summary

Good Samaritan Law - Any person, including those licensed to practice medicine and surgery and including any person licensed or certified to render service ancillary thereto, or any member of a volunteer first aid, rescue or emergency squad that provides emergency public first aid and rescue service...shall not be liable to such victims or persons receiving emergency care for any civil damages as a result of any act or omission by such person in rendering the emergency care.

AED Training - AED acquirers must ensure that expected users receive CPR/AED training.

AED Maintenance - The acquirer must maintain, test, and operate the AED according to the manufacturer's guidelines and maintain written records of all maintenance and testing performed on the AED.

Medical Oversight - AED program medical oversight services must be provided by an in-state licensed physician. In-state medical director residency is not required.

The placement of the AED must be supervised and endorsed by a licensed physician. Currently the Physician on contract with Health Services provides medical oversight for Tn Tech.

AED Program - The AED acquirer must establish a written AED program to include AED placement, authorized users, EMS coordination, AED maintenance and testing records that will be kept by the program and reports of AED use, and must also notify EMS of the location of the AED. See AED Written Program SOP for details.

AEDs are located in the following buildings:

Cabinets which house AEDs are connected to the telephone system and automatically alert emergency services when opened. A key must be used when opening the cabinet for non emergencies i.e. inspection or maintenance.

Location Number of Units
Alumni Building 1
Athletic Performance Center 1
Bryan Fine Arts 1
Derryberry Hall 1
Ellington (Residence Hall) 1
Health & P.E. Bldg. (Memorial Gym) 1
Hooper Eblen Center 2
MS Cooper (Residence Hall) 1
Marc Burnett Recreation Center 7
Ray Morris Hall (STEM Center) 1

Robert and Gloria Bell Hall


Roaden University Center


Southwest Hall

Tech Village Rec Room 1

Volpe Library and Media Center

Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion  



-Auction/Livestock Barn

Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for Crafts  

Clay Building


Cool Wing


Portable AEDs are kept in the following departments:


Number of Units
Alumni Building 1
Athletics 9
Robert and Gloria Bell Hall (Campus health Center) 1
Recreation and Fitness Center 1
Roaden University Center 1
University Police Cars 2


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