January 7, 2013 | by

UC Davis and City of Davis Fire Departments launch Pulsepoint

Aggie Front PageOn Nov. 30, 2012, the Pulsepoint application was launched by the UC Davis Fire Department (UCDFD) and City of Davis Fire Department (CDFD), along with the City of Davis Dispatch center. The app was conceived by Fire Chief Richard Price from the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.

The smartphone app aims to allow community members to provide assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. According to a UCDFD and CDFD media release, about 1,000 Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest every day. Many of these can be prevented if CPR and other lifesaving assistance is provided in time.

“The point of the application is to decrease the time between the initial incident and the time they are receiving life-saving CPR or defibrillation,” said Meghan Scannell, executive assistant to the Fire Chief at the UCDFD. “Citizens are bridging the gap between the collapse of the individual and the time that CPR is being administered.”

Read the full article by Paayal Zaveri at The California Aggie.

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December 7, 2012 | by

UC Davis Fire Department Becomes 1st College Campus to Deploy PulsePoint App

UC Davis LogoThe UC Davis and City of Davis Fire Departments, in cooperation with the City of Davis Dispatch Center, are pleased to announce the launch of PulsePoint, an innovative, Global Positioning System (GPS) powered iPhone and Android application which will allow community members to provide life‐saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

On the UC Davis campus, there are approximately 60 AEDs available for use in incidents of sudden cardiac arrest. Of those 60, approximately 50 are located in facilities accessible by community responders at any given time. These AEDs are displayed in the PulsePoint app’s map feature at all times, allowing those trained in CPR and the use of AEDs to become familiar with the location of these life‐ saving devices prior to deployment in an emergency event.

Read the UC Davis Media Release announcing the launch of PulsePoint in both UC Davis and the City of Davis communities.

UC Davis has earned its stellar reputation in part through a commitment to addressing society’s needs through innovative research and public service.

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