Overview

PulsePoint Foundation

History

Development of the PulsePoint app began in June, 2009 as a partnership between the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District (SRVFPD) and the College of Informatics at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). The application was originally released in the Apple App Store in April, 2010. At a meeting in February, 2011 the Board of Directors of the SRVFPD established a committee to address the affairs related to the application, including the transfer of responsibility for the software to an independent and external non-profit foundation. This ultimately resulted in the formation of the PulsePoint Foundation to oversee the future direction of the application. The first meeting of the new PulsePoint Board occurred on June 1, 2011. The original design of the application and backend services could only process incident data from a single dispatch system and only supported iOS devices. The foundation turned to Workday, Inc. to design a multi-jurisdictional, multi-client infrastructure that could handle the worldwide interest in the app and add support for popular client platforms in addition to the iPhone.

In September, 2013 the PulsePoint Foundation entered into a strategic partnership with Physio-Control, Inc. to expand availability of PulsePoint to public safety agencies worldwide. On January 1, 2017 these responsibilities transitioned back to the foundation. Physio-Control was an invaluable partner that helped establish our presence in the market and helped prove the value of using mobile technology to activate early bystander response in sudden cardiac emergencies.