By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Area fire departments have launched PulsePoint, a free mobile app designed to alert CPR-trained citizens of cardiac arrest events in their vicinity so they may administer aid. www.sbcfire.org.
You can also view Pulse Point from a desktop at https://web.pulsepoint.org/. Under settings, enter what agencies you wish to follow. You will notice the site shows fire agency calls, active and recent. Medical calls and high profile calls have been stripped from this system. PulsePoint Respond is a mobile app that alerts CPR-trained citizens to someone nearby having a sudden cardiac arrest. The app is activated with the dispatch of local fire and EMS resources. The purpose of the app is to increase the survival rates of cardiac arrest victims by reducing collapse-to-CPR times by increasing citizen awareness of cardiac arrest events beyond a traditional “witnessed” area. The app is also intended to reduce collapse-to-defibrillation times by increasing awareness of public access defibrillator (AED) locations through real-time mapping of nearby devices. The app is only activated if the event is occurring in a public place (the app is not typically activated for residential addresses).
In addition to the life-saving CPR/AED functionality, the app provides a virtual window into fire and EMS activity in the community, offering a unique opportunity for civic engagement. Learn more at www.pulsepoint.org.