If you’re certified in CPR, downloading a simple app to your mobile device could put you on the scene of a medical emergency in the critical minutes before emergency responders arrive. Please read on to learn more about PulsePoint and consider downloading the app. You never know when you might be the closest one who could save a life.
In January 2015, through a collaboration of partners from Larimer County agencies, PulsePoint was launched in the area by the Poudre Fire Authority within its 235-square-mile service area, which includes the City of Fort Collins, the Town of Timnath, the communities of Laporte and Bellvue, and other areas of unincorporated Larimer County. In an effort to increase access to life-saving technology, PulsePoint is now available to people in the communities served by Crystal Lakes Fire Protection District, Estes Valley Fire Protection District, Glacier View Fire Department, Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District, and Red Feather Lakes Volunteer Fire Department.
The free app is available for download on Android and Apple smartphones and is used by fire departments and emergency agencies nationwide. Once installed, users can see in real-time the calls to which selected agencies are dispatched and listen to corresponding emergency responder radio traffic. Most importantly, users can opt in to receive emergency notifications from the app when someone within a quarter-mile of the app users’ location needs cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. It also features a map showing the location of nearby automatic external defibrillators, or AEDs. Learn more about PulsePoint HERE.