“Sudden Cardiac Arrest is not just a job for emergency responders but rather a community-based issue that requires a community-based response.” – International Association of Fire Chiefs “In no other medical situation is there such a vital reliance on the community.”

You know the difference early CPR and defibrillation can make in a Sudden Cardiac Arrest event. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. adults say they’ve had CPR training, and most would be willing to use CPR or an AED to help save a stranger’s life. Yet only 11% say they’ve used CPR in an actual emergency—that’s a number we can increase together.

Where adopted, PulsePoint Respond empowers everyday citizens to provide life‐saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

App users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and willing to assist in case of an emergency can be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR.

If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the location-aware application will alert users in the vicinity of the need for CPR simultaneous with the dispatch of advanced medical care. The application also directs these potential rescuers to the exact location of the closest Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

How the PulsePoint Respond app works:

  • Alerts CPR-trained bystanders to someone nearby having a sudden cardiac arrest that may require CPR. CPR alerts are only shared if the event occurs in a public place (the app is not activated for residential addresses).
  • Shares alerts as local public safety communications center dispatch local fire and EMS resources.Provides real-time feed of fire and EMS emergency calls, offering a unique opportunity for civic engagement and transparency.
  • Provides real-time feed of fire and EMS emergency calls, offering a unique opportunity for civic engagement and transparency.

Get the app and help save a life. Download the PulsePoint app onto your Android and IPhone, and then follow “San Luis Obispo County Fire Department” to receive real-time alerts.

PulsePoint  displays selected incident information from the CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire Department Dispatch CAD system for CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire  Department and contracted Cities and CSDs  as well as Cambria Fire  Department, Camp Roberts Fire Department, Five Cities Fire Authority, Morro Bay Fire Department, San Miguel Fire Department, Santa Margarita Fire Department, and Templeton Fire Department .