Portage Co. Pulse Point App

PulsePoint Respond is an app that helps public safety agencies improve cardiac arrest survival rates through improved bystander performance & active citizenship, empowering citizens to provide lifesaving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

App users who have indicated they are trained in CPR and willing to assist in case of an emergency can be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR. If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the location-aware app will alert trained citizens in the vicinity of the need for bystander CPR, simultaneously dispatching EMS crews to the medical emergency. The app also directs these citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closest publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  (User notification only occurs after the 9-1-1 system has been activated.)

You can download the app in either the Apple App Store or on Google Play by simply searching for “PulsePoint”. 

Portage County EMS believes PulsePoint will be a powerful tool in their efforts to increase survival rates in our community. In addition to the lifesaving CPR notifications, the application provides a complete virtual window into the emergency communication center. For professional responders, PulsePoint Respond can improve situational awareness, increase incident and resource visibility, and enhance overall interoperability with neighboring jurisdictions. Responders can also choose to be notified of incidents by type when they are dispatched, and can listen to radio traffic straight from the application. 

Below are useful links to a quick set-up video, an FAQ page, recent PulsePoint saves, and news stories. 

PulsePoint How-To Videos – http://www.pulsepoint.org/resources/#how-to 

PulsePoint FAQ - http://www.pulsepoint.org/pulsepoint-respond/#faqs 

PulsePoint News Stories and Saves - http://www.pulsepoint.org/category/video/ 

Recent News from PulsePoint Agencies - http://www.pulsepoint.org/category/highlights/ 

PulsePoint At a Glance - http://www.pulsepoint.org/pulsepoint-respond/

PulsePoint AED At a Glance - http://www.pulsepoint.org/pulsepoint-aed/