A lifesaving responder app called Pulsepoint leads the list on the Casa Grande Fire Department’s collaboration with the Ak-Chin Indian Community and the product’s manufacturer, Pulsepoint Foundation.
Casa Grande plans to build a registry listing all automated external defibrillator devices (AEDs) available in the city, enabling both businesses and individuals to locate the equipment quickly in the case of an emergency.
All facilities in possession of an AED are encouraged to sign up for the registry.
Pulsepoint works by electronically notifying CPR-trained residents in the vicinity of someone experiencing cardiac trouble, using real-time mapping to locate the nearest AED devices.
“National CPR and AED Awareness Week is the perfect time to launch this community campaign, and is a great opportunity for our community to actively participate in identifying these devices and educating themselves about the life-saving potential of CPR and AEDs,” Dave Kean, assistant fire chief for Casa Grande, said.
The campaign coincided with National CPR and AED Awareness Week. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), “bystander CPR” may double or triple an individual’s chance of surviving a cardiac incident.