I hope everyone of you today take a little time to watch this commercial for this innovative Fire Department app that can help empower everyday citizens to provide CPR to victims of cardiac arrest. While the commercial is a bit dramatized, it doesn’t take away from the brilliance of this app. Finally the iPhone has something useful in the App store.

Public Service Announcement (PSA) to raise local awareness about innovative new location-aware iPhone application. The new app empowers everyday citizens to provide life-saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Application users who have indicated they are 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 application, using sophisticated GPS technology, will alert citizens in the vicinity of the need for CPR. The application also directs these citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closest public access Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

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