Automatic External Defibrillators (AED)

Abnormal heart rhythm is the cause of most sudden cardiac arrests. When the heart rhythm becomes chaotic, often without warning, the heart will stop abruptly. The American Heart Association (AHA) states that survival from sudden cardiac arrest depends directly on the speed in administering a defibrillation shock in an attempt to restore normal heart function.

The Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Program provides public access to university maintained AEDs for use in the event of a cardiac emergency. The AED Program establishes protocols for training, use, and maintenance of AEDs located on George Mason University property. A complete list of the location of AED on George Mason University Campuses is provided below.

In the event that an AED is used, an AED Incident Report form must be completed and submitted to EHS.

AED Locations

Below is a list of AED locations on all George Mason University campuses.





FairfaxAquatic and Fitness CenterLLLifeguard Office
FairfaxAquatic and Fitness Center1Reception Desk
FairfaxBuchanan Hall1Elevator Lobby
FairfaxCenter for the Arts1Elevator Lobby / Restrooms
FairfaxDe Laski Performing Arts Building3Ballet Hall
FairfaxEagleBank Arena1Room 1096
FairfaxEagleBank ArenaConcourseFirst-Aid Station
FairfaxEagleBank ArenaConcoursePolice Office
FairfaxFenwick Library1Front Lobby
FairfaxField House1Front Desk
FairfaxHarris Theatre1Front Lobby
FairfaxHorizon Hall2Main Elevators
FairfaxHorizon Hall5Main Elevators
FairfaxInnovation Hall3Elevator and Staircase
FairfaxJohnson Center3Center Atrium
FairfaxJohnson CenterGBetween Theater and Starbucks
FairfaxKrasnow Institute2Elevator Lobby
FairfaxMason Global Center1Main Lobby
FairfaxMerten Hall1Elevator Lobby
FairfaxMerten Hall5Elevator Lobby
FairfaxNguyen Engineering Building2Elevator Lobby
FairfaxNottoway Annex1Main Lobby
FairfaxPeterson Hall1Hallway near elevator
FairfaxPeterson Hall2Room 2800
FairfaxPeterson Hall2Room 2710
FairfaxPeterson Hall4Hallway near elevator
FairfaxRecreation and Athletic Complex1Main Lobby
FairfaxRecreation and Athletic Complex2Racquetball Courts
FairfaxResearch Hall1Main Lobby
FairfaxResearch Hall3North End of Main Hallway
FairfaxSkyline Fitness1Front Desk
FairfaxSkyline Fitness2Back left corner of fitness room
FairfaxSouthside Dining2Cashiers Stand
FairfaxStudent Union Building I2Main Stairs
FairfaxSub II- The Hub2Main Entrance Near Restrooms
FairfaxThompson Hall1Main Lobby
Mason Square (Arlington)Van Metre HallB2Elevator Lobby
Mason Square (Arlington)Van Metre Hall1Main Stairs
Mason Square (Arlington)Van Metre Hall2Main Stairs
Mason Square (Arlington)Van Metre Hall5Elevator Lobby
Mason Square (Arlington)Van Metre Hall6Elevator Lobby
Mason Square (Arlington)Hazel Hall1Main Atrium
Mason Square (Arlington)Vernon Smith Hall5Hallway at 5093
Mason Square (Arlington)Vernon Smith Hall5Hallway at 5001
Mason Square (Arlington)Vernon Smith Hall5Elevator Lobby
Science & TechnologyKatherine Johnson Hall1Information Desk
Science & TechnologyKatherine Johnson Hall3Bathrooms
Science & TechnologyColgan Hall1Verizon Auditorium
Science & TechnologyColgan Hall3Elevator Lobby
Science & TechnologyDiscovery Hall1Security Desk
Science & TechnologyDiscovery Hall3Middle Hallway
Science & TechnologyFreedom Aquatic and Fitness Center1Check-in Desk
Science & TechnologyFreedom Aquatic and Fitness Center1Room 127
Science & TechnologyFreedom Aquatic and Fitness Center2Cardio Room
Science & TechnologyHylton Performing Arts Center1Atkinson and Associates Foyer
Science & TechnologyHylton Performing Arts Center1Behind Ticket Office
Science & TechnologyHylton Performing Arts Center1Edwards Hallway
Science & TechnologyInstitute for Advanced Biomedical Research2Outside Elevator
Regional CampusesLoudoun- Signal Hill1Lobby of Suite 100
Regional CampusesLoudoun- Signal Hill2Hallway of Suite 220
Regional CampusesPotomac Science Center1Main Entrance- Lobby
Regional CampusesPoint of View1Restrooms
Regional CampusesSmithsonian Mason School of Conservation1 Dining Lobby
Regional CampusesSmithsonian Mason School of Conservation1Residential Lobby