What is PulsePoint?
PulsePoint is a smartphone app (Android™ or iPhone®) that alerts users who are trained if someone nearby in a public place has called 9-1-1 with an emergency that requires CPR. Only users within a .25 mile radius are notified. Only incidents that happen in a public place trigger a notification.
How Does It Work?
PulsePoint Respond empowers everyday citizens to provide lifesaving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Application users who have indicated they are trained in CPR and willing to assist in case of an emergency can now 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 application will alert trained citizens in the vicinity of the need for bystander CPR simultaneous with the dispatch of our crews to the medical emergency. The application also directs these citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closest publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Note: user notification only occurs after the 9-1-1 system has been activated. In addition to the lifesaving CPR notifications, the application provides a complete virtual window into our public safety communications center. You can choose to be notified of incidents by type when they are dispatched, such as structure fires and vehicle accidents. The app logs active and recent calls within 24 hours, lists them in plain text and displays them on an interactive map with hybrid and satellite views.
How Can I Download the APP?
We are proud to announce the Miami Beach Fire Department is the first in Dade County to use the PulsePoint application.