I don't often talk about products on my blog. But every once in a while I come across one that I think is good enough and important enough to be mentioned. This time it's an app for smart (both Android and Apple) phones and tablets called PulsePoint.
The app is linked up with local 911 dispatch centers. According to their website "the PulsePoint app empowers everyday citizens to provide life‐saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)."
Basically it works by notifying you if someone in your immediate area (according to your phones GPS location) is in need of CPR. This allows you to safely head over to the emergency and provide CPR while emergency responders are en route.
The app is also great for those people that were scanner junkies. The ones that would always be listening in to police and fire radio traffic. If your local department is part of PulsePoint (the list continues to grow all the time) you can see how busy your local fire station is and listen to radio traffic. You can also get alerts to various types of emergencies such as fires and traffic accidents.
If you do use Pulse Point and you are notified that someone needs your help, please respond in a safe and cautious manner.