April 3, 2023
New Hampshire 911 Encourages AED Registration, Announces Initiative To Make Registering Easier Than Ever
The New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of Emergency Services and Communications (DESC) proudly announces a new initiative that will make registering new Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) easier than ever before for New Hampshire businesses, thanks to collaborative efforts between the PulsePoint Foundation and Google.
On Monday, April 3, 2023, Google sent an email to all businesses in the State of New Hampshire that have created a business profile on their platform, encouraging them to register new AEDs that are not yet in the statewide database. The email included a link to the PulsePoint AED registration website, where Google will pre-populate the business’ location information, making it easy for business owners to complete the registration process.
Filed Under: Press Release, Highlights, News, Case Study | Tagged With: New Hampshire 911, AED Registration, Google Business Profile, PulsePoint AED Registry, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, AED, GMB, Google My Business, PulsePoint Foundation, Automated External Defibrillator, Statewide AED Registry, Google, Find an AED, AED Locator, AED Awareness, AED Management, Register a new AED, Statewide AED Database
February 9, 2023
PulsePoint: Accessing the Closest Help to Treat Cardiac Arrests
By James Careless, All Things FirstNet
Every day in the United States, about 1,000 people suffer cardiac arrests. Every minute that passes between a cardiac arrest and the administration of aid decreases their chance of survival by 10%. Clearly, the sooner that medical assistance arrives, the better.
Speeding the arrival of help is the goal of the PulsePoint Foundation (PulsePoint), a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit organization. Mindful that even the fastest-dispatched EMS and fire agencies can take precious minutes to arrive, PulsePoint recruits CPR-trained volunteers to step in when they are closer to the scene. This is possible due to these volunteers running the free PulsePoint Respond app on their smartphones (available in Android and Apple iOS), and living in jurisdictions whose local 911 centers have registered to forward cardiac-related calls to PulsePoint as the calls come in.
Filed Under: News, Highlights | Tagged With: All Things FirstNet, FirstNet, Western Fire Chiefs Association, WFCA, PulsePoint Respond, David Pendergrass, Michael Garrison, James Careless, Steve Lopez, Tom Jenkins, International Association of Fire Chiefs, IAFC, cardiac arrest, CPR, AED, AED Registry
January 5, 2023
Op-Ed: What Communities Can Learn About Cardiac Response from Damar Hamlin Incident
By Dr. Michael Sayre, MD, Medical Director for the Seattle Fire Department and PulsePoint and Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Washington
The unsettling collapse of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin during a Monday Night Football game brought sudden cardiac arrest to the attention of millions of Americans. Surviving sudden cardiac arrest relies on immediate medical attention, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED (automated external defibrillator) use. Mr. Hamlin was fortunate in that he was quickly surrounded by medical professionals armed with an emergency action plan, and experienced paramedics joined them within minutes. Now, even with the best, most rapid care, Americans are learning that recovery from cardiac arrest takes time.
Filed Under: Event, Highlights, News | Tagged With: Damar Hamlin, AED, CPR, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Op-Ed, Michael Sayre, University of Washington, PulsePoint Respond, PulsePoint AED, AED Registry, Bystander Engagement, 911 dispatchers
November 29, 2022
Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue Wins 2022 PulsePoint AED Contest
City of Palm Beach Gardens received a $5,000 grant for the purchase of public defibrillators.
The PulsePoint Foundation, a public non-profit 501(c)(3), announced today that Palm Beach Gardens Fire & Rescue (FL) has won the 2022 PulsePoint AED Contest, winning a $5,000 grant to purchase AEDs (automated external defibrillators) for their community.
The contest took place during the month of October, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, and was eligible to any community using PulsePoint AED to locate and register AEDs. Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue collectively registered 179 AEDs at locations throughout the city including schools, government buildings, local businesses and gyms. Once the newly registered AEDs are vetted by public safety personnel their location will be made available to emergency responders during cardiac emergencies.
Filed Under: Press Release, Event, Highlights, News | Tagged With: Palm Beach Gardens, AED Contest, Grant, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, Palm Beach Gardens Fire & Rescue, Ashley Terrana, AED Registry, AED Registration
August 22, 2022
San Francisco Launches Use of PulsePoint Mobile App to Help Save Lives
The PulsePoint Respond mobile phone application will increase community awareness of medical emergencies and alert and direct CPR-trained individuals nearby to cardiac arrest victim.
The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management and City officials today announced the launch of PulsePoint, a mobile phone application (PulsePoint app) designed to support public safety agencies increasing cardiac arrest survival rates through improved bystander performance and active resident support.
“Time is of the upmost importance when it comes to helping someone experiencing a cardiac arrest. The PulsePoint app provides this critical element: closing the time gap between when CPR is started,” said San Francisco Fire Department Chief Jeanine Nicholson. “We want anyone willing and able to conduct CPR on someone experiencing cardiac arrest to download the PulsePoint app. This way bystanders and emergency medical first responders can work together to save lives.”
Filed Under: Press Release, Highlights, News | Tagged With: San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, San Francisco, Mary Ellen Carroll, Jeanine Nicholson
July 11, 2022
The Western Fire Chiefs Association Introduces It’s Wildland Fire Map to Communities and News Sources, Protecting Lives and Land
As the country prepares for a summer of excessive heat and drought, the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA) introduces its Fire Map to provide near real-time information about active wildfires.
“The current climate situation is incredibly scary,” said Chief Mark Niemeyer, Board President of the WFCA and Fire Chief of the Boise Fire Department. “The WFCA is providing public access to definitive information around the paths of wildfires so that communities can quickly take action,” said Niemeyer.
The WFCA Fire Map pulls data from the US Forest Service via the National Interagency Fire Center IRWIN feed, and 911 Dispatch data via PulsePoint to track the location of the wildfire as they start and while they’re burning. The WFCA Fire Map is the first map of its kind to pull such data from 911 Dispatch in relevant areas.
Filed Under: Press Release, Highlights, News | Tagged With: Western Fire Chiefs Association, WFCA, Mark Niemeyer, National Interagency Fire Center, NFIC, IRWIN, Wildfire, Fire Map, Wildland Fire Map, Wildland, 911 Interface, Boise Fire Department
June 3, 2022
King County Fire Chiefs Association / Medic One Foundation Adopt Life-saving App
Goal to Turn Thousands into PulsePoint Civilian Responders
King County Fire Chiefs Association and Medic One Foundation today announced the county-wide launch of PulsePoint, a free life-saving mobile app that notifies users when someone nearby is in cardiac arrest and needs immediate help. The announcement highlights National CPR & AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, 2022.
"When a person goes into sudden cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR reduces their chance of survival, so immediate help from a bystander who can do CPR is critical," said Dr. Tom Rea, Emergency Medical Services Program Director for King County.
Filed Under: Press Release, Highlights, News | Tagged With: Medic One Foundation, King County Fire Chiefs Association, Tom Rea, NORCOM 911, Valley Communications, King County, King County EMS, Snohomish County
November 30, 2021
Fairfield County, Ohio Wins Inaugural PulsePoint AED Contest
County will receive $5,000 grant for the purchase of public defibrillators.
The PulsePoint Foundation, a public non-profit 501(c)(3), announced today that Fairfield County, Ohio has won the inaugural PulsePoint AED Contest, winning a $5,000 grant to purchase AEDs for public safety staff and/or the community. The contest took place during the month of October, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, and was eligible to any community using PulsePoint AED to locate and register AEDs. Fairfield County, with the help of Fairfield Medical Center’s Community Heart Watch Committee, collectively registered 238 AEDs at locations throughout the county including schools, government buildings, places of worship and sports centers. Once the newly registered AEDs are vetted by public safety personnel their location will be made available to emergency responders during cardiac emergencies.
Filed Under: Press Release, Event, Highlights, News | Tagged With: 911 dispatchers, AED, AED Registry, aed.new, Public AED Registry, PulsePoint AED Registry, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, AED Contest, Fairfield Medical Center, Community Heart Watch, Fairfield County, Michelle George, AED Program Management, National AED registry, 911 AED Registry, Register AED, AED Grant
October 26, 2021
RapidDeploy and PulsePoint Partner to Increase Cardiac Arrest Survivability
The third and latest RapidDeploy and PulsePoint integration provides community AED locations on RapidDeploy maps to provide telecommunicators visibility to nearby AEDs as part of the 9-1-1 workflow.
Today RapidDeploy, the industry's leading cloud-native emergency response platform, announces a new free integration with PulsePoint, a nonprofit whose public safety applications and partnerships aim to increase survivability from sudden cardiac arrests, to enable PulsePoint's automated external defibrillators (AED) registry to be used by call takers to see AEDs in proximity to 9-1-1 callers.
PulsePoint AED offers communities of all sizes a no-cost solution for registering and managing AEDs, which includes technical and marketing support.
Filed Under: Press Release, Highlights
September 28, 2021
October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month and we’re encouraging everyone to locate and register AEDs
With your help dispatch center staff can inform 9-1-1 callers of nearby lifesaving devices.
In recognition of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, the PulsePoint Foundation will be holding a contest throughout the month of October to encourage AED location identification and registration so these life-saving devices can be disclosed to 9-1-1 dispatchers and those nearby during a cardiac emergency.
Anyone who registers an AED in October with the free PulsePoint AED app, or online at AED.new will be eligible to win one of ten $500 Amazon gift cards. Collectively, the community that registers the most AEDs will be granted $5,000 worth of new AEDs to provide to public safety staff or place in their community.
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