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First Aid, CPR, & Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

In all medical emergency situations call Public Safety at 717-291-3939 or dial 911.

If possible, someone should remain with the victim at all times until professional help arrives.

Always ask, or look, for a medic-alert or medical ID (either a bracelet or a necklace). When calling for help, be prepared to relay the exact location of the patient and any medical information available from a medic-alert or medical ID bracelet.

Take a first aid course, learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and learn how to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).  Then you will be prepared for the following emergencies.

  • not breathing
  • no pulse
  • choking
  • drowning
  • severe bleeding
  • poisoning
  • overdose
  • unconsciousness


In a CPR course you will learn how to:
  • Check for unresponsiveness, open an airway, and check for a pulse.
  • Administer chest compressions and rescue breathing.
  • Apply maneuvers to stop choking.

Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

In an AED course you will learn when and how to access the AED and follow the simple instuctions to use one.

Franklin & Marshall campus has a total of 11 AED units in 9 locations throughout the campus, with 2 units in Public Safety vehicles.

AED units are located in the following buildings:
  • Appel Infirmary
  • ASFC First Floor Track area
  • ASFC Second Floor Track area
  • Mayser Gymnasium Lobby
  • Main Dining Hall Entrance
  • Steinman College Center Lobby
  • Rochelle Performing Arts Lobby
  • Barshinger Center Lobby
  • Facilities & Operations Breakroom

Basic First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) training is available on and off campus. Department of Public Safety staff, Appel Health Services staff, Certified Athletic Trainers and Athletic Department coaches are trained in CPR and AED use.

All Franklin & Marshall College students, faculty and staff may also receive training at no cost. Classes are held throughout the year in the Public Safety Office. We encourage you to participate in these training sessions. Contact Public Safety at 717-291-3939 to schedule training.

The following links are provided for additional information.

American Red Cross

American Heart Association