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PulsePoint Respond is a 911-connected app that can immediately inform you of emergencies occurring in your community and can request your help when CPR is needed nearby.
PulsePoint helps create an informed and engaged community that drives a “Culture of Action,” a key strategy in strengthening the Chain of Survival for cardiac arrest victims. In addition to nearby “CPR-needed” notifications, you can choose to be notified of significant events that may impact you and your family. These informational notifications provide an early heads-up to local threats such as wildland fires, flooding and utility emergencies. You can even monitor live dispatch radio traffic for most PulsePoint-connected communities with a simple tap on the speaker icon.
Watch this brief video to learn the basics of PulsePoint Respond https://vimeo.com/pulsepoint/Respond-iOS
PulsePoint currently provides coverage for thousands of cities and communities, with many more on the way. For more information, visit pulsepoint.org, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or join the conversation at Facebook and Twitter.
PulsePoint not yet available in your community? Although we are working hard to make public safety agencies aware of PulsePoint, you can help by expressing interest to your local fire chief, EMS official, and elected officials such as your mayor, council member or supervisor. A simple note, phone call or public meeting comment would ensure that they are aware of PulsePoint. We have found that City Hall does listen and is quite willing to bring PulsePoint to the community.
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NOTE: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Your actual experience is always visible in Settings | Battery | PulsePoint.
• Jurisdictional boundary is now displayed in Agency Profile.
• Stability improvements and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Some things that should be added.
First off, I love the new look of the app. It is very clean. Some things that should be added are like the ability to change what kind of mapping app you use when you hit the Navigate button. Second of all, you should have the ability to have custom tones for different calls. Some that you put in the app and then somewhere where other people can make custom tones. Next, you should have accounts, so that people can save calls, and have alerts for specific stations and departments. You also should include like an on scene button for CPR alerts that will send a notification to dispatch saying that someone is on scene that knows how to do COR. That good with the account idea, and the next idea which is an area where you have to be CPR certified to get CPR notifications. Have a list of places that you can get certified, but only allow people with CPR certification to get notified. Finally, I just want to say how much I love this app, it has helped me out so much with stuff. Thank you for making this app. It's awesome.
Great app, but could be better
All of my coworkers use this app. About 1600 of them! It works great giving us a jump on emergencies. It’s almost perfect. Except....I don’t use it at night along with many others. There are way too many incidents throughout the night all over the city. I would be up all night if I leave on all of the notifications. It’s like listening to radio dispatch tone after tone and most of the time isn’t you. I would love to see settings for individual companies. For example, if you set your company as Engine 1, your phone would notify you if the incident involved E1. The phone could be set to ring, vibe and/or even turn on your phone light for a length of time. With today’s technology it shouldn’t be that difficult to accomplish. This would also be a great option during the day. Every report of a fire notification has fireman on edge for several seconds and we all pull our phones out to see the location. Most of the time it involves other stations and a majority of them end up being nothing. There is no reason to continuously alert members for a run they are not on for no reason, unless they choose too. Love the app and will continue to use it, but sorry PulsePoint, you are not user friendly when we need to get some sleep.
Great App! Certainly room for improvement
I have to say I love this app! This is exactly what I have been looking for. After reading some other reviews/requests, I agree with all of the upgrades that could happen in the future. The thing that I would like to see is the exact address listed for the calls, and the exact description of what it is. As of right now it only shows the road (no house number) and if it’s a medical emergency. It would be more helpful to see something more along the lines of “Charlie response, 67 year old male, showing signs of cardiac arrest.” Something a little more descriptive would be nice. With all that said I love this app and am looking forward to seeing any improvements in the future!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the kind words! The professional version of the app (Verified Responder) does what you looking for. It is only available through a connected public safety agency. Learn more here https://www.pulsepoint.org/pro. Feel free to reach out to us anytime at email@example.com.
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- PulsePoint Foundation
- 29.6 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
English, French, Japanese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2011 PulsePoint Foundation
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.