PulsePoint Respond

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About this app

PulsePoint Respond is a 911-connected app that can immediately inform you of emergencies occurring in your community and can request your help when CPR is needed nearby.

PulsePoint helps create an informed and engaged community that drives a “Culture of Action,” a key strategy in strengthening the Chain of Survival for cardiac arrest victims. In addition to nearby “CPR-needed” notifications, you can choose to be notified of significant events that may impact you and your family. These informational notifications provide an early heads-up to local threats such as wildland fires, flooding and utility emergencies. You can even monitor live dispatch radio traffic for most PulsePoint-connected communities with a simple tap on the speaker icon.

PulsePoint currently provides coverage for thousands of cities and communities, with many more on the way. For more information, visit pulsepoint.org, contact us at info@pulsepoint.org, or join the conversation at Facebook and Twitter.

PulsePoint not yet available in your community? Although we are working hard to make public safety agencies aware of PulsePoint, you can help by expressing interest to your local fire chief, EMS official, and elected officials such as your mayor, council member or supervisor. A simple note, phone call or public meeting comment would ensure that they are aware of PulsePoint. We have found that City Hall does listen and is quite willing to bring PulsePoint to the community.

PulsePoint is a 501(c)(3) public non-profit foundation.
Updated on
Nov 1, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

25.8K reviews
Paul Rixon
July 16, 2023
Nice idea, poor execution. The core goal is to be alerted when there's a cardiac event nearby so one can lend assistance. For this to work, adhering needs to be enabled. However, the app sends alerts every 10 minutes to remind you it's enabled. To get rid of that nagging reminder, alerts have to be turned off, defeating the purpose of the app. For manually looking at what's going on in a supported community, however, it is useful.
72 people found this review helpful
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PulsePoint Foundation
July 19, 2023
Turning off the static 'CPR Alerts Enabled' notification DOES NOT disable the actual CPR notifications. This static notification is required by Google to notify the user that a background process is running. It can be disabled without issue (click on the notification and turn off 'CPR Alerts Reminder').
October 21, 2021
There wasn't any guide when I uploaded the app & figuring out the stations I needed to follow in the unincorporated areas wasn't all that easy. You get to choose the type of reports you get and can adjust the amount of types at any time. Plus, if you're qualified, you can be notified to go to locations where immediate CPR is needed. Ended up with 2 in order to get the coverage needed. There are a lot of reports. The app is Great! Recommend Highly!
56 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
March 3, 2019
Pulse point is pretty accurate with dispatched calls. The only thing that could improve is having and address to the call, so responders could respond effectively. Also there seems to be a Mic at the bottom for audio that doesn't seem to work, or I don't know how to turn it on. Otherwise I thing it is a great app... Just change those two issues and it will be on POINT!
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PulsePoint Foundation
March 5, 2019
Marc- The incident list is only for reference... you are not expected to respond to any of these events. Only the special 'CPR Needed' alert in the event of an SCA within 1/4 mi of your location. Agencies must provide an audio feed to us to appear in the app. If the audio switch is greyed-out, the agency does not provide streaming audio.

What's new

• Cross-jurisdiction functionality for professional responders.
• Stability improvements and bug fixes.