The Newport News Fire Department participates in PulsePoint, a nationally acknowledged cellular app that empowers residents to assist save lives.
The app, which interfaces with the City’s dispatch system, alerts CPR educated customers when somebody close by is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. Users point out they’re educated in CPR and prepared to carry out it once they join the app. They are alerted when an individual in want of CPR is inside 1 / 4 of a mile and in a public place.
Studies present that early CPR and cardiac defibrillation with an computerized exterior defibrillator, or AED, can considerably enhance an individual’s likelihood of survival. The PulsePoint app reveals bystanders the closest location of an AED. The app additionally supplies directions for performing CPR and utilizing an AED, amongst different options.