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If someone in the local area is in need of help, registered users are notified and guided to the location
Made for each other: an External Defibrillator, an iPhone and the San Ramon Valley Fire app
Getting the call - a user received notification that someone nearby is in need of CPR
The app provides real-time information during a sudden cardiac arrest emergency, including mapping the victim and rescuer locations, along with the nearest AED locations
Users can also visit a photo library of noted incidents recorded by the Fire Dept
Users can use the app as "a virtual window into San Ramon Valley's 9-1-1 dispatch center"
A new location-aware iPhone app has been developed that notifies registered users within the 155 square mile San Ramon Valley when their skills are needed to save lives
Users are offered the choice of incident notification by type
An alert received by a trained CPR user
A new location-aware iPhone app has been developed that notifies registered users within the 155 square-mile San Ramon Valley when their skills are needed to save lives
Around three hundred thousand people in the U.S. are said to suffer sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) each year, so with survival rates standing at less than eight percent and brain death taking a grip just four to six minutes after an attack, every second counts. The San Ramon Valley Fire Department is therefore calling on members of the public who have been trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to help. A new location-aware iPhone app has been developed that notifies registered users within the 155 square-mile (401.5 sq km) San Ramon Valley, California region when their skills are needed to save lives.
Read the full article: Calling all heroes: Fire Dept app could help save lives
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