Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Description and Locations

The American Red Cross describes an automated external defibrillator (AED) as “a device about the size of a laptop computer that analyzes the heart's rhythm for any abnormalities and, if necessary, directs the rescuer to deliver an electrical shock to the victim. This shock, called defibrillation, may help the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm of its own.” Stetson University College of Law has seven such units, all of which use voice prompts to instruct the rescuer. Once the machine is turned on, the rescuer will be prompted to apply two electrodes provided with the AED to the victim's chest. Once applied, the AED will begin to monitor the victim's heart rhythm. If a "shockable" rhythm is detected, the machine will charge itself and instruct the rescuer to stand clear of the victim and to press the shock button.

AED Locations

Location Campus
Public Safety Annex Office, Main Lobby Gulfport

Weight Room/Gym, 1st Floor, Student Life Building
(inside the main door on the wall as you enter)


Classroom Building, 2nd floor
(on the wall to the left as you exit the elevator)


Faculty Support Services Suite,  2nd floor
Administration Building 
(inside double doors off the main hallway to the left of the doors)


(inside main doors to the left on the wall by the elevator)


First floor (north side), positioned ten feet from break room #134.


Library (positioned on the left side wall near the inner door at the librarian's office #111).

Second floor by the elevator Tampa


Emergency Phone Numbers

Both the Gulfport and Tampa campuses are staffed by PSD personnel twenty-four (24) hours a day including weekends and holidays. A Gulfport Public Safety officer may be reached at any time by dialing 727-343-1262 or by use of the emergency call boxes located around the campus.

Public Safety officers at the Tampa Law Center may be reached at any time by dialing 727-420-8868 or by use of the emergency call box located at the west entry (near the Smith Courtroom).

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, call 911 if able to do so, and then call 727-343-1262 for Gulfport or 727-420-8868 for Tampa, or use emergency call boxes.