The Grapevine Fire Department has partnered with the PulsePoint Foundation to launch life-saving technology to the citizens of Grapevine via the PulsePoint Respond app. Grapevine citizens who are CPR-trained are asked to download this free mobile app which will alert citizens of cardiac events in their vicinity within a quarter mile radius (when in public places) so they may administer aid until paramedics arrive. The free PulsePoint app is available for iPhone and Android and can be downloaded from the iTunes Store and Google Play.
The app also notifies users of the closest available Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Early application of bystander CPR and rapid defibrillation from an AED have proven to be crucial in improving a person’s chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest. PulsePoint is not limited to emergency responders or those with official CPR certification, as it can be used by anyone who has been trained in CPR.
“Bringing PulsePoint and the AED registry to the region significantly strengthens the Chain of Survival in our community,” said Grapevine Fire Chief, Darrell Brown. “It gives our residents and visitors the ability to know when a cardiac arrest is occurring close by, locate AEDs in the area, and perform potentially lifesaving CPR while our personnel respond to the scene.”