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PulsePoint Respond empowers individuals, within connected communities, with the ability to provide life-saving assistance to victims of cardiac arrest. Users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR. The application uses location-based services to alert trained individuals in the immediate vicinity of the need for CPR. The application also directs these off-duty and lay rescuers to the exact location of the closest public access Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

PulsePoint Respond also allows you to keep informed of emergency activity occurring your community in real time. Use this information to know when there is an accident on your commute or if that smoke you smell is an approaching wildfire. In addition to nearby “CPR-needed” notifications, you can choose to be notified of significant events. These informational notifications provide an early and automatic heads-up to local threats such as fires, flooding and utility emergencies. Improving collective awareness with PulsePoint Respond can help you protect yourself and your family.

PulsePoint currently provides coverage for thousands of cities and communities, with many more on the way. For more information, visit pulsepoint.org, contact us at info@pulsepoint.org, or join the conversation at Facebook and Twitter. PulsePoint is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation.

PulsePoint not yet available in your community? Although we are working hard to make public safety agencies aware of PulsePoint, you can definitely help by expressing interest to your local fire chief, EMS official, and elected officials such as your mayor, council member or supervisor. A simple note, phone call or public meeting comment would ensure that they are aware of PulsePoint. We have found that City Hall does listen and is quite willing to bring PulsePoint to the community.

NOTE: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Your actual experience is always visible in Settings | Battery | PulsePoint.

What's New

Version 4.0

• Refreshed user interface with larger fonts, improved spacing, better contrast, and revised color palettes.
• Support for landscape mode. Useful for reading long addresses and quickly scanning large resource assignments.
• Water Rescue and Technical Rescue return as standalone notification types.
• FirstNet specific requirements and capabilities.
• Stability improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
327 Ratings
327 Ratings

More detail please

Princess street, Kingston (for example) provides little information. Appreciate timeliness of notifications


Amazing life-saving app

To those who are complaining about getting alerts from far away - there seems to be a misunderstanding of how the app works. The main function of the app is to send “CPR Needed” alerts to those who are within 400 meters of the emergency. These alerts are only sent to users close by and are accompanied by a map, exact address and nearest AED highlighted. However - there are other types of notifications that can come through the app that are NOT for nearby cardiac arrest. Depending on what the host agency has allowed, these may include traffic collisions or “medical emergencies” which could be non cardiac arrest or cardiac arrest outside the range of 400 meters. These are FYI notifications without an exact address which are not meant to trigger a response from app users. This is why the user on Vancouver Island was receiving alerts from hundreds of miles away. If you don’t want to be notified of these FYI alerts you can turn them off in the settings screen. I only have CPR NEEDED alerts selected and so will only receive a notification if there is a nearby cardiac arrest.

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Why cant I get this in Windsor on. Canada :(. We need this in Ontario


PulsePoint Foundation
52.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, Japanese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2011 PulsePoint Foundation


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