In order to increase the preparedness of our community, MIT Emergency Management collaborates with MIT EMS to offer trainings to individuals and departments in how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and apply First Aid. 

CPR Training

More than 350,000 people in the United States suffer from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year and just 12 percent survive. However, statistics show that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival. MIT utilizes the American Heart Association (AHA) certification, which lasts for two years. Help MIT maintain its “HeartSafe Campus” certification by learning CPR.

Adult/Child Certification Course – 3 hours, $50. To see schedule and register, click here

Child/Infant Certification Course – 3 hours, $50. To see schedule and register, click here

Hands Only Non-Certification Course – 1 hour, $20. To find out more or to request a class, email em-staff@mit.edu.

First Aid Training

If you have limited or no medical training and would like to learn how to respond to and manage a first aid, choking, or other immediate medical emergency in the first few minutes until emergency responders or healthcare professionals take over, this class is for you. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock, and other first aid emergencies.

To find out more or to request a class, email em-staff@mit.edu.

AED Training

It is estimated that every year between 250,000 and 400,000 people suffer from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in the United States. Ventricular fibrillation is listed as the most prevalent cause of SCA, and can be successfully treated with early defibrillation. Defibrillation can be accomplished by employing an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on a victim of SCA. AED training can improve your awareness and use of an AED.

To find out more or to request a class, email em-staff@mit.edu.

AED Purchasing, Installation, and Maintenance

If you are looking for information on purchasing or installing an AED for your area, please visit this page.

To view the locations of currently installed AEDs, please view this map.