ROGERS, Ark. – The Rogers Fire Department recognized for its use of a new app.
The free tool, known as Pulse Point, is designed to alert people in that area who may know CPR or have experience helping with local emergencies.
It also alerts you of where the closet automated external defibrillator is.
“We took a cardiac arrest survival rate of around 7 percent and we every year hover between 40 to 50 percent survival rate and part of that equation is the ability to start CPR prior to the arrival of a fire department ambulance and Pulse Point does just that,” says Chief Tom Jenkins.
The Rogers Fire Department is the only one in the state that’s using this app right now.
We’re told more than 2,500 people have downloaded the app so far.