Upper Dublin Township received a Certificate of Commendation from the Montgomery County Department Of Public Safety, for their commitment to have every employee trained in CPR, and advocate for the use of the PulsePoint smartphone applications, to improve the chances of survival for those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.
According to the Pulsepoint website:
When a cardiac emergency strikes, finding an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can help save a life. But that takes knowing where AEDs are located.
PulsePoint AED lets you report and update AED locations so that emergency responders, including nearby citizens trained in CPR and off-duty professionals such as firefighters, police officers and nurses, can find an AED close to them when a cardiac emergency occurs.
With PulsePoint AED you can help strengthen the chain of survival for cardiac arrest victims. Download PulsePoint AED for free and use it to report AEDs in your community. Describe the location, snap a picture, and the information is stored for local authorities to verify. After that, the AED location data is made available to anyone using PulsePoint Respond (also available for free in the App Store). PulsePoint Respond is the app that alerts citizen responders who know CPR to local emergencies near them and also to the location of the nearest AED.
Photo. credit : Montgomery County Department Of Public Safety