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 in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or join the conversation at Facebook and Twitter. PulsePoint is a 501(c)(3) public 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.
User interface changes designed to improve interaction and usability.
Enabled dispatch audio in Control Center, on the Lock screen and on Apple Watch.
Ratings and Reviews
Clean, simple, sharp, some more improvement ls needed.
Love the new look of the interface. I like how if i try to tap on the audio button, it’ll now tell me that that department doesn’t provide audio, bummer, but at least I now know it’s not in PulsePoint’s control. One thing I’d like to see is if we change the map to satellite, it will stay selected to satellite and Vice versa; If we would like to see traffic levels as well, then it will stay that way. And one other thing I noticed is that not all calls no matter how minor they may or may not be actually don’t show up. Say a neighbor has medical episodes as a result from drinking too much in the past and the fire department is the only responders to them, not all of those calls get reported or show up in pulse point. About 98% of any calls actually get reported. Another thing is that I only get alerted for random calls even though I have everything selected for notifications. I could get alerted for something across town yet say a car accident down the street from me doesn’t alert me, I do t quite get that one.
Developer Response ,
OK, we will persist those settings in 4.3 for you. Send us a note at email@example.com and let us know which agency this is in regards to. Thanks.
Just one issue
I love the app and all, but there are still some things that that need work. For the agency list, can we have a filter to apply? Mainly filter by state please? I drive all over Florida and am never in the same city, but scrolling down the list is tiresome and not even organized. Also, you should have us make profiles with face pictures, basic description fields of us citizens, possibly a field for a drivers license number, then an “I’m responding” button when we are on our way. First responders should know, especially police, who is responding from the community, certain situations can keep us responders safe if any issues were to arise before responders get to the scene as well. Maybe add messaging/note features for us, then dispatch can see live as we post. Also one more suggestion. Can we get more settings and customizations? IE: custom sounds that are loud and attention grabbing. Ability for us to pick what sound for what event etc.
Developer Response ,
You might try using the roaming agency. It is the first agency in the dial and has a GPS icon just left of the agency initials. This selection will always be the agency you are physically located in. It might work well for the scenario you are describing. Thanks for your other ideas as well. Always feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love this app!
This app is so helpful to have. If I see fire trucks or ambulance go by, I just check the app and it tells me what the issue is and where. I only gave 4 stars because I think that under all the agencies I follow I should be able to get alerted to everything. Not just structure fires and car accidents etc. but medical emergencies, investigations, all of it. If it's listed in my feed I want an alert. Also, sometimes I get alerted and sometimes I'll go days without an alert (even though I have everything checked to receive alert). I think I have to have the app open to receive the alert and I wish I could be alerted even if app isn't running. Other than those two complaints, I really do like the app and find it an app everyone should have. I also (though I don't use it) love the cpr feature for those that are certified and want to help!
Developer Response ,
Hey, thanks! BTW, we recently added many more notification types. Not every possible one - but a lot more. Also, alerts do not need the app to be running. AND learn CPR so you can use the most important feature we offer!
- PulsePoint Foundation
- 39.6 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
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.