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Smartphone application helps City Fire save lives in San Luis Obispo

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The City of San Luis Obispo Fire Department announced reaching high subscription numbers on the PulsePoint smartphone application on Wednesday.

San Luis Obispo City Fire PulsePoint App grew to 4,268 subscribers.

Last year there were only 2,410 subscribers.

This shows the subscriber number doubling over the last 12 months.

Officials say in the last three months, 76 subscribers have been alerted to possible cardiac arrest incidents occurring in a San Luis Obispo City public place.

By getting the alerts through the PulsePoint smartphone app, victims of sudden cardiac arrest have a greater chance of survival should a CPR willing citizen arrive at the scene before the first responders.

Citizens are able to be alerted of the location and route of the area of fires and other medical emergencies that are dispatched within seconds of a 911 call to the City's Emergency Communications Center.

This allows a higher chance of CPR being performed and people staying informed about their surroundings.

The application also offers refresher on how to perform CPR.

PulsePoint is funded through revenue from the voter-approved local sales tax, Measure G and supported by the San Luis Obispo City Council.

To see how the application works click here.

San Luis Obispo City Fire Department encourages everyone to download the application.

News / San Luis Obispo County / Top Stories

Julia Nguyen

Julia Nguyen is an assignment editor and social media coordinator at KEYT|KCOY|KKFX.

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