New app will connect heart attack victims to bystanders ready to give aid

App alerts CPR-trained folks to a heart attack underway

August 23, 2017 - 1:54 pm

Kansas City, MO - A new life-saving mobile app is now available for free download to your smart device across the KC Metro.

The Mid-America Regional Council, along with KC-area fire and rescue personnel announced its launch at Union Station on Wednesday morning.

The PulsePoint app works by alerting CPR-trained people when someone nearby is in cardiac arrest. It'll also provide the geo-location of the nearest Automated External Defibrillator or AED.

Kansas City Fire Chief Paul Berardi says the app can help get CPR started quicker.

PulsePoint is available for free download through Google Play and iTunes.

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