UTAH COUNTY – A new emergency response app is ready for anybody who lives in Utah County to download and potentially become a local hero.
PulsePoint is connected to your local emergency dispatch center, and alerts users to emergency situations nearby. PulsePoint users are then given directions to the scene, where they can begin CPR before professional emergency responders arrive.
“We have our average response times which are between 4 and 8 minutes and so we really can’t affect that. So if we can get CPR started a lot earlier, as a community, we can get people back a lot easier, ” Lehi Fire paramedic Bronson Smith stated. Smith continued, saying that it makes a paramedic’s job easier if a victim is already breathing instead of “on the edge of life” by the time paramedics arrive.
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