AED and Fire Extinguisher Locations
During a cardiac emergency, quick access to an Automated External Defibrillator can be the difference between life and death.
A person receiving a defibrillation, an electric shock which is aimed at restarting the heart, within 2 to 3 minutes has a 90 percent greater chance of surviving than someone who does not receive this shock. The only device that can provide this shock is an AED.
Engineering and Science building has placed AEDs on every public floor (basement, first, second, third, and fourth) to assist those trained in CPR and defibrillation in the crucial minutes and seconds before an ambulance arrives. These are all located within view of the elevators, specific locations shown below.
All fire extinguishers in ESB-IP public areas are "ABC" extinguishers that can put out most fires (e.g. burning wood, cloth, liquids, grease, electrical equipment). "ABC” extinguishers found in most locations have a gauge that you can check to make sure the extinguisher is full. Make sure the extinguisher is full by checking the gauge to see if the indicator needle is in the green zone. If the needle is in the red section, the extinguisher cannot be used and you will need to evacuate the building, because by the time you reached the next extinguisher, the fire will probably be too large to fight with a portable extinguisher.
If you are uncomfortable using a fire extinguisher the safest thing to do is evacuate after pulling the fire alarm. If the fire is small enough remember to PASS when using a fire extinguisher.
Pull the Pin.
Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire.
Squeeze the handle.
Sweep back and forth.
- Never try to extinguish a fire that is larger than a small trash can.
- If you aren’t sure if you can put out a fire, evacuate!
- Be sure you have the right extinguisher type for the job.
- Have a clear path to the exit if in case you can’t put out the fire.
- Never start spraying the fire extinguisher closer than 8 feet from the fire. If you start any closer, the force of the spray can cause burning materials to spread to a new location.