Community responder programs save lives!
PulsePoint Foundation launched a service several years ago which integrates with local 911 dispatch centers. The concept is simple. Individuals within the commyunity who are trained in CPR download the PulsePoint app for their smartphones. If a 911 call call comes in for someone in cardiac arrest - in a public place - the system will automatically send out an alert to the app which will sound on phones within 500 yards of the patient's location. The alert shows where the patient is, along with the location of the nearest AED. Northern Westchester relies heavily on volunteer EMS systems. In sudden cardiac arrest, where every minute counts, early CPR and rapid defibrillation can mean the difference between life and death. Over 1,000 municipalities across the U.S. have implemented the PulsePoint system. Accel Health & Safety is actively lobbying Westchester County and local town officials to implement it as well.