Friday, November 15, 2013

Pulse Point Launches in Clark County

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency

9-1-1 Dispatch Center
Technical Services – Emergency Management – Emergency Medical Services

Serving Battle Ground, Camas, Clark County, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt

News Release                   
Did you know your smart phone can help save a life?
Date of Release: November 15, 2013
For information contact: Doug Smith-Lee, Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency, (360) 737-1911 ext. 3949,

Now your smart phone can help you save a life.  A free smart phone app called PulsePoint will be available November 22nd in Clark County, Washington.  PulsePoint enables subscribers who are CPR trained to be alerted to a cardiac arrest at the same time emergency responders are notified. 
Registered users will be notified when a cardiac arrest has occurred in a public place within their vicinity.  PulsePoint will give the citizen responder mapping directions, notify them of any automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in at area and provide the radio traffic of the emergency responders.
Early CPR is the key if the victim is to survive.  When a person goes into cardiac arrest, their heart, brain and other vital organs no longer receive oxygen.  Researchers have found that without early CPR within the first 3 to 5 minutes, victims’ chances of survival are dramatically reduced.
The media is invited to attend a press conference where this CPR alert for cardiac arrests will officially launch. 
What         Press Conference to unveil the PulsePoint smart phone app. 
When         Friday, November 22nd at 9:00 am. 
Where       Clark County Public Service Center, 6th Fl. Training Rm. 679, 1300 Franklin, Vancouver WA. 
Activities  During Press Conference: PulsePoint PSA unveiled; cardiac arrest survivor speaks on the importance of citizen response and CPR; and a PulsePoint demonstration.
                  After Press Conference: Ambulance, fire engine and police unit display; ability to film 9-1-1 dispatch operations; and audio tape available for cardiac arrest survivors’ 9-1-1 call.

About PulsePoint:
PulsePoint is a 501C3 non-profit foundation.  Their mission is to make it much easier for citizens who are trained in CPR to use their life saving skills to do just that . . . save lives!  Through the use of modern, location-aware mobile devices PulsePoint is building applications that work with local public safety agencies to improve communications with citizens and empower them to help reduce the millions of annual deaths from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  See more at:

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