Mobile phone app helps save lives

On Tuesday, February 14, 2012, the City of San José Fire Department and El Camino Hospital introduced a free 'citizen responder' mobile phone app that will enable community members to provide assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

Users of the app, after confirming they are CPR certified, will be notified of nearby emergencies that may require immediate CPR that can be administered by 'citizen first responders.'

The app, created by PulsePoint, a non-profit foundation, relies on location-aware devices like the iPhone to improve communications between public safety agencies and citizens in an effort to reduce the number of deaths attributed to sudden cardiac arrest.

You can learn more about PulsePoint by visiting their website at www.pulsepoint.org.

To learn more about the San José Fire Department please visit www.sjfd.org.

Learn more about El Camino Hospital at www.elcaminohospital.org.

The PulsePoint app is available for download free at both the Apple iPhone App Store and in the Android Market.
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