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Rural/Metro becomes the first public safety department in Arizona to be live on PulsePoint. 

PulsePoint is an app designed to support public safety agencies that work to improve cardiac arrest survival rates, by linking the public with Automated External Defibrillator locations.

Both iPhone and Android users can download the app, which will supply real time dispatch information for all emergencies in the Rural/Metro service area.  While the app protects private information, according to a Rural/Metro release, it will provide a push notification for any active cardiac arrest emergency where bystander CPR or AED activation could be initiated prior to the arrival of emergency crews.

Real time maps, seen via the app will show the location of a registered AED for use in a cardiac event, creating greater access and possible use in the community. 

The hope of PulsePoint app creators is that it will create a more informed community. Future upgrades to the app will allow the public to log additional AED locations into the system to ensure a more accurate map. 

More information about cardiac arrest survivability, pre-arrival CPR information, and survivor programs, please visit http://azdhs.gov/azshare/ or contact SHARE at

(800) 200-8523.

For application download and more information please visit http://pulsepoint.org/app/, the Rural/Metro listing is under Tucson Rural/Metro (TRM).

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