AEDs were developed to be user friendly for anyone who has received training from the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association or other similar organizations, explains ITD Safety and risk Management coordinator Cheryl Rost.
These organizations hope that in the near future AED units be placed in most buildings with high occupancy rates as immediate access for responding to incidents of cardiac arrest.
The units are being installed in all federal buildings, airports and even shopping malls.
ITD has placed units in the main Headquarters building,
at the Bridge & Right of Way building on State Street, in the auxiliary
building in Supply entrance area, and the Annex – in the red box
in the passageway directly across from the chemistry lab. District 3
has installed a unit in the main building at Chinden Boulevard and Coffee
It is important for one person familiar with the location
of the emergency to be in the lobby of the building to lead responders
to the medical emergency location. The security desk has a list of volunteer
If interested in becoming certified or for more information, please contact the Safety and Risk Management office at Headquarters or the appropriate EEO/Safety/Training coordinator for your district.