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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

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.

Good application for First Responders

I have used this many times to help with medical emergencies and finding locations in my area. This is accurate and works well with your phone native GPS to see your location and the target location. Please keep on improving it. If you are in EMS and your service supports this application, consider yourself lucky. It will help save a life!

Works great, wish notifications were better

I love this app! My Dad is a fire chief, and it's nice to be able to see where he's at. The only drawback is that there aren't enough categories to check for notifications. Most of the incidents for my followed agency are named something besides the listed incidents on the settings page. This means I miss a lot of calls in realtime unless I constantly check the app itself.

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  • Free
  • Category: Medical
  • Updated:
  • 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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