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?


Anonymous said...

Yeah it should work in Charlotte: the Charlotte FD is actually very well-known across the country for utilizing new media/technology techniques.

Anonymous said...

Cool Vid Cedar. I'd think you would want to have people register allowing only those who have current Red-Cross Certs.

Anonymous said...

Wonder how many fireman wanna-be's will download the app just to show up and watch?