Effective the first week of June, the Apple Valley Fire Protection District has gone live on the PulsePoint app. The PulsePoint app is available for iPhone and Android and can be downloaded for FREE from the iTunes Store and Google Play. The app notifies users when a CPR call is dispatched and where the closest available Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is.
Studies have shown early application of bystander CPR and rapid defibrillation from an AED have proven to be crucial in improving a person’s chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest. PulsePoint is not limited to emergency responders or those with official CPR certification, as it can be used by anyone who has been trained in CPR.