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University of Connecticut AED Program


UConn Rescue is proud to be working hand in hand with the University of Connecticut Fire Department on the new University AED Program founded in May of 2018.


The University AED Program comprises the placement and maintenance of over 330 AEDs and public access bleeding control kits across all University of Connecticut campuses (Storrs, Depot, Avery Point, Downtown Hartford, Hartford School of Law, Waterbury, Stamford, and UConn Health in Farmington).  


The University of Connecticut was proud to be recognized in a ceremony on Friday May 3rd, 2019 with the Department of Public Health held in McHugh Hall on the Storrs Campus.  Following this ceremony UConn is the first institution of higher education in the state of Connecticut to be designated as a HeartSafe Campus.  This designation was a partnership with many departments and UConn Rescue.  

Our former President and Training Coordinator Justin Pedneault pitched this project to the University administration.  Justin remained involved every step of the way during Phase 1 for all the academic buildings and passed the torch to Mitali Banerjee, current President and Training Coordinator, to continue this important work!  The UConn Fire Department will be the lead department for the program going forward with a continued partnership with UConn Rescue.

This designation applies to UConn Storrs, Depot, Avery Point, Waterbury, Stamford, Downtown Hartford and the School of Law campuses.  In August 2020 UConn Health also received the HeartSafe Campus designation. 

The UConn HeartSafe Campus Program was developed in the following 4 Phases from May of 2018 to Fall of 2020.

Phase 1: Academic Buildings on All UConn Campuses (ex. UConn Health)

Phase 2: Retrofit existing AEDs, Athletics, Recreation

Phase 3: All Non-Academic, Support, Social Buildings for all Campuses

Phase 4: UConn Health Academic & Non-Academic Buildings

Photos From May 3rd 2019 Unveiling Event:

For more information on this program please visit the UCFD website:

For more information regarding the State of Connecticut HeartSafe Program visit:

Email any questions regarding the University AED Program to:

Find AED Locations at all UConn Campuses:

See Press Coverage Below:

News 8 WTNH

Eastern Connecticut Chronicle

UConn Today

School Health Blog

The Daily Campus Aug. 30, 2019

UConn Health on UConn Today Aug. 19th, 2020

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