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How It Works
When the 911 Center dispatches emergency responders to a cardiac emergency, PulsePoint users located within a quarter mile of the incident are simultaneously alerted. These alerts are only sent for cases of cardiac arrest in public locations.
When an alert is sent, you receive a “CPR Needed” notification. If you choose to respond, PulsePoint provides a GPS-guided map to the closest Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED).
Response is completely voluntary and anonymous. The app does not know whether or not you chose to respond.
View an overview of how the app works on Android and iOS.
Every second counts. By stepping in and providing chest compressions while help is on the way, victims of sudden cardiac arrest have a greater chance of survival.
1. Download the free Apple or Android app.
2. Go into “Settings” and select “Add New Agency”.
You may also choose to receive notifications for other call types in the city, including structure fires and vehicle accidents. You can follow up at 15 other agencies.