The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District in California has created the "FireDepartment" app for Phone, iPod touch, and iPad (Android and BlackBerry versions are currently in the works) allows emergency dispatchers to notify users via text of a nearby crisis.
The app empowers those within the San Ramon Valley borders to provide life-saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Application users who've indicated they're 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 app, using sophisticated GPS technology, will alert citizens in the vicinity of the need for CPR.
The app also directs these citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closest public access Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
App users are able to view active incidents--including the current response status of dispatched units (enroute, onscene, etc.) and instantly pinpoint incident locations on an interactive map. Curious as to where that fire engine or ambulance that just passed is headed? A log of recent incidents and a photo gallery of significant events can also be easily accessed.
Check the video below to see the app in action:
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