PulsePoint? Yep-it may be the coolest app since “FindMyKeys” and “WheresMyMotherInLaw”—- but PulsePoint (a non-profit) has proven to save lives-working with Firefighter’s and EMS.
Please take 3 minutes to read about this truly amazing innovation for fire and EMS departments.
PulsePoint is an excellent FREE app designed for immediate notification of CPR runs to citizens (via GPS location on a cell phone) who may be very nearby non residential (public) EMS CPR “needed” runs. It’s endorsed by the IAFC (see below), Fire Chiefs, Medical Directors etc and used by many big and small cities and counties such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Columbus, Palm Beach County FL, Fort Lauderdale, Jersey City, Seattle, Miami Beach Prince George’s County, Maryland and thousands more.
It was created as a non-profit by a veteran fire chief/paramedic to get immediate CPR citizen trained help to those in immediate need, in public locations. It also identifies predetermined AED locations and location mapping. PulsePoint also has a feature where the public can monitor basic area fire/rescue run activity via the app…and outstanding opportunity for them to truly understand the job their local fire/EMS does.
The app is free at your online app store. Here is more: http://www.pulsepoint.org/ Check it out, download it and see just how many jurisdictions are using it.
VIDEOS ABOUT PulsePoint:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHJtUokvhx0 (From a Fire/EMS Chief)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K64DzaCo6Fk (From a Fire/EMS Chief)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkxNLwcssu0 (Media Report)
AN EXCELLENT PARTNERSHIP & COLLABORATION WITH THE FIRE CHIEFS
Now, the IAFC and the http://www.pulsepoint.org/ (PulsePoint Foundation) have developed a strategic partnership to reinforce the use of mobile phones and apps to connect nearby CPR-trained citizens and off-duty professional rescuers with people in cardiac arrest. The alliance will be highlighted next week at Fire-Rescue International, the annual conference and expo of the IAFC being held in Charlotte, NC, July 26-29, 2017.
The PulsePoint app connects directly to local 9-1-1 emergency communication centers. When an incident requiring CPR and an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is reported, nearby community citizens and off-duty firefighters who have the app receive a notification of the emergency simultaneously with traditional companies and units that are due on the run. PulsePoint reduces collapse-to-CPR times by increasing awareness of cardiac arrest events beyond a traditional “witnessed” area. The system also aims to reduce collapse-to-defibrillation times through augmented awareness of AED locations.
HERE is the IAFC/PulsePoint press release: https://tinyurl.com/yb7wowlx
“As a past fire chief and longtime member of the IAFC, I’m very familiar with the leadership this organization provides the industry,” said Richard Price, President of the California-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit PulsePoint Foundation. “PulsePoint is using mobile technology to save lives and is pioneering uses of public safety data that until recently were unimaginable. This partnership will explore future data uses and develop strategies to help make public safety agencies more effective and impactful in their communities.”
“The IAFC considers the deployment of PulsePoint to be a best practice in fire and EMS and we look forward to helping our member agencies implement the technology. Recognizing the excruciatingly short window of opportunity to intervene during cardiac arrest, we need to reinforce the importance of improving the utilization of CPR-trained community members and off-duty personnel,” said John Sinclair, President of the IAFC and Fire Chief of Kittitas Valley (Wash.) Fire and Rescue.
Check it out-even if you are not in a PulsePoint community eyt-you can download the app and select any of the community systems that are on board and monitor their activity. it also sets your phone up in case you are in an area where the system is used-in the event of sudden cardiac arrest. www.pulsepoint.org
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass it On. Cya In Charlotte.