The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) released PulsePoint today, a new
free mobile app available for iPhone and Android. The app alerts individuals
trained in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when a sudden cardiac
arrest occurs in a public place in their immediate vicinity.
PulsePoint is now available to the residents of Orange County through a
generous grant from Hoag. “We are proud to support the Orange County
Fire Authority in providing this important public safety app for the citizens
we serve” said Gwyn Parry, M.D., director, Department of Community
Health and Community Benefit Programs at Hoag.
Cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
Having effective CPR administered immediately after a cardiac arrest can
potentially increase the victim’s chance of survival. To learn more
about OCFA visit:
www.ocfa.org. To learn more about PulsePoint or to download the app visit: