2019

Fire-Rescue International

Highlights from the 2019 Fire-Rescue International (FRI) annual IAFC conference and expo held in Atlanta.

IAFC TV Interview

IAFCtv catches Chief Price for a quick overview of PulsePoint activities at FRI.


Verified Responder

THE PROFESSIONAL VERSION OF PULSEPOINT RESPOND
Built to do more. Both on-duty and off.

OFF-DUTY RESPONSE
Verified responders are notified of all nearby cardiac arrests, including those in private residences (and typically within a larger activation radius). With nearly 70% of cardiac arrest occurring in the home this difference is significant.

ALL INCIDENTS
Typically calls of a dangerous or sensitive nature are suppressed in the community version. Whether a police assist, overdose, or bomb threat, verified responders see all incident types. Additional call detail is also provided in supported environments.

COMPLETE ADDRESSES
Verified responders are provided the exact location of every incident in the jurisdiction, including the residential common place name when available.

ROUTING
Turn-by-turn spoken directions to every incident, including real-time traffic conditions, indoor maps, satellite imagery, and navigation beyond jurisdictional boundaries.

DESTINATION STREET VIEW (ANDROID ONLY)
At time of dispatch view an interactive Street View panorama of the destination address. This window into the incident location provides responders with an early advantage into the destination and structure with immediate insight into the number of stories, roof type, construction features, etc. while still enroute to the scene. The panorama can be zoomed, rotated and tilted to determine business type, evaluate exposures, sight utility lines, identify access challenges, etc. The CPR needed activation screen also offers destination Street View.

ADDITIONAL NOTIFICATION OPTIONS
Verified responders are provided a broader range of notification options including incident types with large-scale potential such as Multi-Casualty (MCI) and Automatic/Mutual Aid.

DIGITAL ID BADGE
Verified responders have a personal identification badge readily available from the CPR needed activation screen to present if needed.

LOCAL CONTROL
Agencies manage enrollment in the Verified Responder program by explicitly inviting employees to participate. Verified responders can be equipped with an AED, PPE, portable radio, or any other equipment deemed valuable for off-duty response.

View the IAFC position paper on Verified Responder or download a brochure.

Additional Information

Have questions or need a presentation? Just reach out to Kraig Erickson at kraig.erickson@pulsepoint.org. Kraig heads our community engagement group and is well equipped to assist you. Kraig can also introduce you to PulsePoint connected agencies that can discuss their experience working with the foundation and our solutions.

In the meantime, download this fact sheet or use the menu at the top of this page to explore our website. Thank you for your interest in our mission to save lives. We look forward to partnering with you.

PulsePoint staff at Fire-Rescue International in Atlanta
Shannon Smith and Kraig Erickson