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PulsePoint empowers individuals, within covered communities, with the ability to provide life-saving assistance to victims of cardiac arrest. Application 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. If the medical emergency is in a public place, the application uses sophisticated location-based services to alert trained citizens in the immediate vicinity of the need for CPR. The application also directs these citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closest public access Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

PulsePoint currently provides coverage for hundreds of cities and communities, with many more on the way.

The PulsePoint app is a virtual window into these 911 communication centers and provides real-time access to emergency activity as it is occurring. Users can view incidents - including the current response status of dispatched units - and instantly pinpoint the location on an interactive map. Curious as to where that fire engine or ambulance that just passed is headed? Is there an accident up ahead causing this traffic tie-up? Just tap the application to quickly find the incident location or plan an alternate route.

Additionally, users can choose to receive incident notifications when they are dispatched and listen in on live emergency radio traffic via this modern version of the traditional fire scanner. A photo gallery of significant events along with other agency images and information can also be easily accessed.

Would you like to see PulsePoint supported in your community? All that is required on the local level is the initiative to get started. Bring PulsePoint to the attention of your local fire department, city council, or emergency response agency and tell them you would like them to see PulsePoint helping to save lives in your community.

Original development of the PulsePoint app was the result of a successful partnership between the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District (CA) and the College of Informatics at Northern Kentucky University in 2009. In 2011 the PulsePoint Foundation was formed “to share its life saving potential.” Today all engineering is provided by skilled volunteers from Workday, Inc.

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NOTE: Configuration of this app includes the capability for continuous GPS monitoring. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's New in Version 3.13.1

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

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Customer Reviews

Great app that will increase public safety and awareness

Overall an excellent app that allows you to stay aware of what's going on around you and possibly help someone in need. If your area isn't on there, it's because your department hasn't picked it up yet. A few things I could think of adding would be a way to set notifications for any calls that go out within a certain radius of your location. It seems it already has the feature with the CPR option turned on but that would only be to medical related calls in the area I believe. Also a couple more options to get notifications for would be cool, specifically cliff rescues and car fires. Those types of calls go out quite a bit in my area but there is no notification option for them. Having the locations of the fire stations in the area, like they do with the AED's would also be a nice feature. Overall great app though that will definitely increase public safety and awareness.

Great for responders and civilians

This app is helpful for everyone. If you are a responder you can get the notification before your tones drop along with gps in case you are getting dispatched out of your area. You can also switch on the radio to catch approach reports and incident traffic. And also, your family at home can follow how busy your day is and rest easy.

And if you are a civilian, it is a great window into the fire service and the rest of your city. You can see if there is an accident going on that would divert your traffic. You can be immediately informed of incidents as they are unfolding. And you have the potential to utilize your cpr skills to help the people around you.

Fantastic App

Great app, does exactly what it advertises. Allows the user to track calls, listen to dispatch, and see previous calls. As far as apps go, this is excellent.

However, I would request that users have to option to be sent a text when CPR is needed. Running location services constantly drains the battery and uses data. If the user could enter a city of residence and be sent a notification when there was an emergency in that location, the app would be improved immensely.

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  • Category: Medical
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  • Version: 3.13.1
  • Size: 15.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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