Sioux Falls - Citizens can download the free app via the Apple Store or Android Market and indicate that they are willing to assist when CPR is needed.. Those that are CPR trained should highly consider downloading this app and even those that are just willing and able to help should consider it as well. Hands only CPR is easy to learn. (link to the video) It also is a great way for citizens to stay engaged with SFFR and what is going on in the City of Sioux Falls. When a 911 call is received reporting someone unconscious, unresponsive and likely needing CPR, 911 will dispatch SFFR and EMS resources as they currently do but at the same time, software running a PulsePoint will send an alert to nearby citizen rescuers that have indicated they would like to be alerted. By using GPS and location technology in today’s mobile devises, the app only notifies those within walking distance of the event in a public area. When citizens are alerted, the app indicates their present location, the location of the patient and the location of any nearby AED.
To install the PulsePoint app simply search PulsePoint in the Apple App Store or in Android Apps on Google Play.