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New App Called PulsePoint Could Save The Life Of Someone In Need Of CPR

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The Spokane Fire Department debuted a new app Monday called PulsePoint that has already been used more than 2,000 times around the country to save the life of someone having a heart attack. The Spokane Fire Department debuted a new app Monday called PulsePoint that has already been used more than 2,000 times around the country to save the life of someone having a heart attack.
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The Spokane Fire Department debuted a new app Monday called PulsePoint that has already been used more than 2,000 times around the country to save the life of someone having a heart attack.

“I was at work, I was sitting at my desk and I just keeled over,” said heart attack survivor Earl Davis.

Two years ago, Davis had a heart attack at work.

“I was dead,” Davis said. “I was clinically dead when I fell over.”

Earlier that same year, Davis had made all of his employees take classes to become CPR certified and had it not been for two employees with CPR training, he would not still be here today.

“Fortunately, two of them were there and one blew air in my mouth, and the other did chest compressions for about eight minutes,” Davis said.

Stories like his are why the Spokane Fire Department is so excited to introduce a new app that could help save the life of someone in cardiac arrest. The app is called PulsePoint and is free to download.

“Now if you're within a quarter of a mile or so of an actual event, that's when this phone will now alert you,” said Spokane Valley Fire Department Captain Scott Crawford.

Once you download the app and check the box in the settings menu that says CPR, you will receive notifications if someone nearby needs your help. The app will show you a map of where the person is located and will even tell you if there is an automatic external defibrillator nearby you can grab on the way to help.

In an emergency, time is everything, so if you can help someone in those few minutes it takes for medics to arrive, it could mean the difference between life and death.

“It was critical,” Davis said. “If they hadn't been there, I'd been dead.”

If you would like to be part of the solution and learn CPR, you can visit the Red Cross for more information: http://www.redcross.org/lp/cpr-certification?gclid=CJzj3b6MzbwCFY17fgodrQgA_w

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