County Partners with Mobile App to Help Save Heart Attack Victims

June 9, 2017

Reprinted from Inside Towers

Cell phone technology and a strong tower network could prove the difference between life and death, especially in one southeastern Pennsylvania county. Montgomery County has partnered with the PulsePoint Respond app to connect with the county’s Department of Public Safety to alert CPR-trained individuals that someone nearby has had a heart attack, reports the The Reporter.

By connecting with the county’s 911 call center, the app alerts those who have downloaded it that an ambulance has been dispatched. The app alerts all individuals who are CPR trained within a quarter-mile radius of the emergency location, and a second app—PulsePoint AED—will show the location of the nearest Automated External Defibrillator. PulsePoint is partly sponsored and endorsed by CTIA, the cellular industry association.