Publisher's description - PulsePoint 2.0
PulsePoint 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).
The PulsePoint 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.
Additionally, users 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.