empowers individuals, within covered communities, the ability to provide life-saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac
Arrest (SCA). 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 cardiac emergency
is in a public place, the application
uses sophisticated location-based services to alert citizens in the vicinity of the need for CPR. The application
also directs citizen rescuers to the exact location
of the closest public access Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
app (previously named “Fire Department”) provides a virtual window into select 911 emergency
communication centers worldwide and real-time access to emergency
activity as it is occurring.
Users can view active incidents, including the current response status of dispatched units and instantly pinpoint incident 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. A log of recent incidents and a photo gallery of significant events can also be easily accessed.
can choose to receive incident
notification according to type when they are dispatched and listen in on live emergency
radio traffic via this modern version of the traditional fire scanner.
Don’t live or work in a covered community? Stay tuned, many more cities and countries worldwide are working to bring the app to their citizens. In the meantime you’ll still find listening to the live action of dispatchers, firefighters and paramedics informative and interesting.
The app currently covers the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District and the San Jose Fire Department service area both in Northern California. The San Jose deployment along with future implementation in the Santa Clara Valley was made possible by El Camino Hospital.
The app is absolutely free, so give it a try.