Jackson County Fire District 5

This year, we are promoting a new app, named PulsePoint, that was launched on Febuary 1st, in Jackson County. Fire departments around the Rogue Valley have been using this app since the first of the year.

PulsePoint is a mobile app that immediately alerts CPR trained bystanders and trained EMS professionals, of when a cardiac arrest is happening in a public place by directly alerting those who are in the immediate vicinity. The PulsePoint app puts CPR trained people in the right place at the right time to start critical lifesaving CPR.

Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States. The American Heart Association estimates that effective bystander-initiated CPR and AED use, provided immediately during sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.

Last year, Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon (ECSO) – the 911 dispatch center serving Jackson County, received more than 100,000 911 calls for service. Of these calls, more than 25% were for EMS, with many in the hundreds, for heart related symptoms and cardiac arrest. In order to improve a person’s chance of survival for sudden cardiac arrest, PulsePoint was integrated into Jackson County’s 911 emergency system.

Both the PulsePoint Respond and PulsePoint AED apps are free and available for IPhones and Androids. Please join the growing number of CPR trained citizens in Jackson County who are using their PulsePoint app to save lives. More information can be found at http://www.pulsepoint.org/

Best Regards, 

Chief Lockett

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