Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue announcing PulsePoint Respond
We are pleased to announce the launch of PulsePoint Respond. PulsePoint Respond is a pre-arrival smartphone app designed to support public safety agencies working to improve cardiac arrest survival rates through improved bystander performance and active citizenship.
PulsePoint Respond empowers everyday citizens to provide life-saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Application users who have indicated they are trained in CPR and willing to assist in case of an emergency can now be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR. If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the location-aware application will alert trained citizens in the vicinity of the need for bystander CPR simultaneous with the dispatch of our crews to the medical emergency. The application also directs these citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closest publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Note: User notification only occurs after the 9-1-1 system has been activated.
You can download the app in either the Apple App Store or on Google Play by simply searching for “PulsePoint”. Once the app is downloaded, select Fort Lauderdale (there are two options, either one will work).
We believe PulsePoint will be a powerful tool in our efforts to in-crease survival rates in our community.
In addition to the life-saving CPR notifications, the application provides a complete virtual window into our emergency communication center.
We have included several tools to help you get better acquainted with PulsePoint. There is a PulsePoint video and information on Channel 78.
If you’re interested in learning hands-only CPR or inquiring about CPR classes, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PulsePoint AED (yellow icon) can be downloaded to your smartphone and lets you report and update AED locations within the City.
PulsePoint – http://www.pulsepoint.org/
- Resources > How- to
- PulsePoint Respond > FAQS
PulsePoint News Stories and Saves – http://www.pulsepoint.org/category/video/
Recent News from PulsePoint Agencies – http://www.pulsepoint.org/category/highlights/