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Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)


The following guidance is for Naval Postgraduate School personnel only. If you are from another command, please seek guidance from your command safety office.
Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and First Aid Kit Policy

AED Policy:

The primary objective of the installation AED program is to deploy AEDs utilizing a risk-based strategy in an effort to increase the long-term survival rate for persons experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) AED instruction from CNO, Navy Installation Automated External Defibrillation Program.


Background: Every year in the United States more than 300,000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anytime without warning but usually occurs in adults. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are used for victims in cardiac arrest (when the heart has stopped). It is crucial that CPR is initiated until the AED is available for use. CPR circulates oxygenated blood to the vital organs of the body, but does not necessarily restart the heart. For every minute that the application of the AED is delayed, chances of survivability are decreased by 10%.


Purpose: The primary purpose of this safety gram is to provide a general understanding as to how to use an AED in a life-saving emergency. The AED analyzes the heart’s electrical system and may prompt the rescuer to deliver a shock to re-establish the heart. CPR is a continuous cycle of 30 chest compressions and 2 rescue breaths.


Scope And Applicability: The Zoll Plus AEDs are located throughout this installation (see below for specific locations) They are all highly visible with appropriate signage and are accessible to the public. They are all similar to operate and have common features such as electrode pads, voice prompts, visual displays or lighted buttons to guide the responder through the steps of the AED operation


Training: American Red Cross CPR, AED and First Aid training is available upon request and includes a certification card valid for 2 years. There is no certification for Chest Compressions Only CPR. Please contact the NSAM AED Program Coordinator in the Safety Office at 656-3117 to get more information regarding CPR, AED and First Aid training.

Navy Medical Administrative Unit (NMAU) Monterey has a Red Cross certified Basic Life Support (BLS) instructor offering to facilitate classes for commands that have personnel requiring certification or an interest in BLS, First Aid/CPR/AED, or CPR/AED training. 

Classes are available to active-duty members, DoD GS, and reservists.  Due to overarching policy, NAF and contract employees are not allowed to receive Red Cross training facilitated by NMAU.

To schedule a class for your group please contact HM2 Samuel at least two weeks in advance of a desired class date.


Using an AED:

When cardiac arrest occurs, call 9-1-1 (9-911 from base phone) and begin CPR immediately. If on base, be sure to provide building number (not Building name).  If possible, send someone to the front gate to direct first responders. You can also call the Base Police emergency number at 831-656-2555. Each patrol vehicle is equipped with an AED in the trunk of their car and sometimes they can respond quicker to an emergency here on base.


The below video is provided for your information purposes only. For official training contact the NSAM AED Program Coordinator in the Safety Office at 656-3117 to get more information regarding CPR, AED and First Aid training


AED Precautions: When operating an AED, follow these general precautions:

  • Do not use alcohol to wipe the person’s chest dry. Alcohol is flammable.
  • Do not use an AED and or pads designed for adults on a child younger than 8 years old or weighing less than 55 lbs.
  • Do not touch the person while the AED is analyzing or when the AED is defibrillating.
  • Do not defibrillate someone when around flammable or combustible materials.
  • Do not use an AED on a person who is in contact with puddles of water.
  • Do not use an AED within 6 ft. of a mobile phone or radio.


Policy: AED policy is available for review in the Naval Support Activity Monterey (NSAM) Installation Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program Instruction 5100.15 and in the Navy Installation Automated External Defibrillation Program, OPNAV INSTRUCTION 5100.29 dated 13 July 2012.


AED Locations:


  • Building 220, “Herrmann Hall” (Mezz hallway by room M6)
  • Building 220, “Herrmann Hall” (Near HRO)
  • Building 232, “Spanagel Hall”, (1st Fl lobby, 3rd Fl near restrooms, 5th Fl. near Dean’s office). 
  • Building 233, “Bullard Hall”, (Near Elevator)
  • Building 234, “Halligan Hall”  (Basement, by stairs, 1st Floor Lobby, 2nd Floor hallway).
  • Building 235, “Root Hall” (1st Fl fire control center, 2nd Fl).
  • Building 237, “King Hall” (Front entrance).
  • Building 245, “Watkins Hall” (Main entrance, 3rd Fl West end). 
  • Building 255, “ME Auditorium” (Main Entrance).
  • Building 302, “Glasgow Hall” (Room 221, Stress lab).
  • Building 304, “Glasgow Hall” (3rd Fl breakroom)
  • Building 305, “Glasgow Hall” (2nd Fl Dean’s lobby).
  • Building 310, “Reed Hall” (Lobby left).
  • Building 330, “Ingersoll Hall” (Entrance).
  • Building 339, “Dudley Knox Library” (Entrance).
  • Building 510, Beach Lab (Entrance).


  • Building 215, “MAE” Entrance
  • Building 217, “MAE” Lab
  • Building 230, “Physics” Lab


  • Building 31, “Police” Entrance
  • Building 191, “Pro Shop” Front desk
  • Building 208, “Main Gym” Entrance
  • Building 220, “Herrmann Hall” Basement Service Elevator, Rm 60, Trident Hallway, QD, Dental Hallway 
  • Building 221, “Herrmann Hall” 2nd Floor
  • Building 222, “Herrmann Hall” 2nd Floor
  • Building 236, “Boiler Room” Entrance
  • Building 247, “Quad Auditorium” Entrance
  • Building 258, “Police” Main entry shack
  • Building 259, “ISG” Hallway left
  • Building 271, “HQ” Breakroom
  • Building 275, “Safety” Training room
  • Building 300, “Chapel” Entrance left
  • Building 303, “NEX” Entrance
  • Building 334, “Navy Lodge” Front desk
  • Building 339, “Dudley Knox Library” Starbucks entrance 
  • Building 349, “Warehouse” Entrance
  • Building 426, “PW” Hallway
  • Building 427, “PW” Breakroom
  • Building 436, “Police” Hallway, Vehicles #09, #65, #76, #94 
  • Building 439, “CDC” Hallway
  • Building 444, “Tech Connection” Front desk
  • Building 451, “Golf Maintenance” Entrance
  • Building 1280, “Fleet & Family Support” Entrance


  • FNMOC and NRL:
  • Building 700 “FNMOC” Lobby, back hallway 
  • Building 25 “FNMOC” Gym
  • Building 702 “FNMOC” Lobby, 1st floor, 2nd floor, 3rd floor 
  • Building 704 “NRL” Lobby
  • Building 703 “FNMOC” Lobby
  • Building 715, “NRL” Lobby
  • Building 705 “FNMOC” Lobby
  • Building 708 “FNMOC” Lobby