Your Smart Phone can help you save a life

PulsePoint is an App that alerts subscribers through their Smart Phone of a cardiac arrest in a public location.

Early CPR is key if a victim is to survive. Researchers have found that CPR in the first 3 to 5 minutes dramatically increases a victim’s chances of survival.

PulsePoint will give the citizen responder mapping directions, notify them of any automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in the area, allowing them to act.

The free PulsePoint app can be found in the Apple App store, or in Android Apps on Google Play. Go to http://webapp.pulsepoint.org/ and select “CRESA.”

Learn CPR

Vancouver Fire Department developed “do-it-yourself” training kits - call 360-487-7220 or email Jay.Getsfrid@cityofvancouver.us.

Northwest Regional Training Center, a division of Clark County Fire District 5, offers first aid and CPR classes - call 360-397-2100 or email info@nwrtc.org.

The American Red Cross of Southwest Washington offers CPR, AED and first aid classes. For information, call 360-693-5821.