Rural/Metro first in state to go live on PulsePoint app - Tucson News Now

Rural/Metro first in state to go live on PulsePoint app

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Rural/Metro Fire Department in Tucson is the first department in the state to use a brand new app called 'Pulse Point'. 

One of the main features of the app is it shows users where, in case someone is suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is located to help save that person's life. 

This is just one of the many features on the PulsePoint app.  It is easy to find, just download it from the app store to an Android or iPhone device. 

PulsePoint is designed to notify residents of an emergency, so a bystander can take action. 

Rural/Metro Fire officials say the app shows real time maps for emergencies and the location of registered AEDs, for use in a cardiac event. 

Emergency officials say the application will prove to save lives by creating an informed community. The app is even able to coach someone through CPR. 

"If you don't know CPR the app will tell you how to do compressions. It has a metronome built into it, to tell you what a 100 beats per minute, how fast that is. It will help you out in the CPR piece," said Capt. Grant Cesarek with Rural/Metro Fire. 

They are the first public safety department in Arizona to be live on PulsePoint.

To install the app simply search PulsePoint in the Apple App Store or on Google Play for Android devices.

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