Information provided by the Alameda County Fire Department:
The Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) release a new state-of-the-art Smartphone Application (App), PulsePoint, which will empower citizens to provide life-saving assistance throughout the ACFD’s jurisdictions.
The event held Thursday, July 26 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. will be at the ACFD Station No. 25, 20336 San Miguel Ave. in Castro Valley.
Speakers will include Interim Alameda County Fire Chief Demetrious Shaffer,
PulsePoint Board Member and San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Fire
Chief Rich Price, and Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Medical
Director Dr. Karl Sporer.
The ACFD is the first fire department in Alameda County and only the third fire
department in the world to launch PulsePoint, an innovative, Global Positioning
System (GPS) powered iPhone and Android App which will allow community
members to provide life-saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Made possible by funding from the Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency, App subscribers that have indicated they are trained in
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can now be alerted if someone nearby is
having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR.
If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the App, using advanced GPS technology, will notify community members in the vicinity of the need for CPR. The App also directs the “community responder” to the exact location of the closest public access Automated External Defibrillator.