Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Fire Department App
Public Service Announcement by the San Ramon Valley Fire Department to raise local awareness about innovative new location-aware iPhone application. The new app empowers everyday citizens to provide life-saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
Application users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can now be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR. If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the application, using sophisticated GPS technology, will alert citizens in the vicinity of the need for CPR.
The application also directs these citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closest public access Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
This is pretty interesting. Is this an idea that works, and if so could it work in Charlotte?