By PulsePoint Foundation
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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.
For more information, visit our web site at www.pulsepoint.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
• New users are more directly asked if they are CPR-trained and willing to opt-in to CPR-needed notifications. Existing users that are not opted-in to CPR-needed notifications are also asked one time if they are CPR-trained and would like to change their setting.
• Various improvements and performance enhancements.
This is a great app to have for first responders who like to monitor and see what's going on in they're city. Unfortunately many fire districts and departments haven't made a contract with pulse point so there is no guarantee your town or city's department is featured on pulse point. Major points of this app include the ability to listen to live dispatch and communication between dispatch and ems/fire responders, how to CPR instructions, ability to notify you if a heart attack is nearby you can respond to.
Inquiring minds want to know!
I've been through two versions of this app and it just keeps getting better. After 19 years of EMS, I enjoy being able to stay more aware of my surroundings (and potentially being able to help until the local cavalry
This is a great app for its core reason but also serves as a helpful tool when on duty as a firefighter. Actually will notify us that we are getting a fire or other call before the station bells go off. Current version does not allow audio to work but all other features are still working.
- Category: Medical
- Updated: Apr 01, 2015
- Version: 3.13
- Size: 16.5 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese
- Seller: PulsePoint Foundation
- © 2015 PulsePoint Foundation
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.