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 email@example.com.
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.
Operates Exceptionally Well
As a passionate first responder, it's nice to be capable of helping someone in need even after I turn my radio off. I only wish there were more cities/counties participating. Other than that, great app. Would recommend to any first responder. Always remember to respond with care, and that you are probably in your POV when you get these notifications. Don't get too in the zone! :D
The only downside is everything is listed as a medical emergency. I wish it would list what the actual emergency is but I understand it's more than likely due to privacy reasons. That and also a working fire notification as the app gives you that option that seems broken.
- 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.