Anderson County Dispatcher

June 14, 2014 | by

Smartphone app aims to save lives in Anderson County

ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) – The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is using a new high-tech tool that aims to turn ordinary bystanders into life-saving heroes.

Dispatchers in the county will now start pushing information to a new smartphone app called PulsePoint, which is an app that alerts CPR-trained bystanders about a nearby emergency where they may be able to help.

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“You know the difference early CPR and defibrillation can make in a sudden cardiac arrest event. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. adults say they’ve had CPR training, and most would be willing to use CPR or an AED to help save a stranger’s life. Yet only 11 percent say they’ve used CPR in an actual emergency. That’s a number we can increase together,” PulsePoint says on its website.

The company also makes an app to help people locate automated external defibrillators (AEDs) nearby during cardiac emergencies.

It allows users to report the locations of AEDs whenever they see them, and that information is then shared with emergency dispatchers, who can share their location with people trained in CPR and off-duty firefighters, nurses and other professionals.

View the full story by Joseph Pereira at FOX Carolina.

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September 28, 2012 | by

PulsePoint first app released on InterAct’s SafeTown.org

InterAct LogoInterAct Announces SafeTown.org, New Technology to Better Connect the Public with Public Safety

InterAct’s latest Public Safety Cloud innovation enables citizens to share information with law enforcement, fire, emergency services and other citizens to create safer communities.

Winston-Salem, NC (September 28, 2012) – Continuing to deliver on its commitment to the Public Safety Cloud, InterAct, a leading provider of incident-response and management solutions today announced the release of SafeTown™; a powerful suite of cloud and smart phone apps that help public safety agencies better connect with the citizens they serve.

Improving the connection between the public safety community and the public provides significant benefits to both constituencies. “We place a high value on a strong partnership with our citizens. If we can better inform them, we can make them safer, and engaged citizens become a force multiplier for us.” said Taylor Jones, Deputy Chief, Office of the Sheriff, Emergency Services Division, Anderson County, SC. “SafeTown will give us the tools we need to effectively share information with our citizens and make our community a better, safer place to live.”

SafeTown delivers services to the community via a community web portal and a family of smart phone apps.

Read the rest of this media release on the InterAct blog.

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