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
Jul 15, 2022

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
22.3K reviews
Steve C
August 9, 2022
Very good app, I'd like to see some minor changes. For example, Explosion shouldn't be considered a utility emergency. I'd like to see it moved to either a fire or it's own catagory. I'd like to be notified of an Explosion but couldn't care less about other utility incidents. I'm also seeing a lot of calls not clearing to recent even though no units are showing assigned. All units have gone gray.
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G. Powell
March 22, 2022
Outstanding tool ! Allows for the nearest help be notified when it counts in rural areas. Need a way to select how far away it is, so you are not getting alerts for the entire county. Otherwise, I end up turning the app off because of too many alerts that are far away. That defeats the purpose of the app. IT is supposed to tell me as a trained resource,( pro vr not supported) in a remote area that someone needs help or there is an incident near me, that affect me, not ten miles away. Please fix
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PulsePoint Foundation
February 8, 2022
G.- We are investigating ways to to cut down notifications in large agencies in some manner. FYI- unless you are a first responder using our VR version, you are not encouraged to respond to any PulsePoint notifications except for the special CPR-Needed notification that is location aware (activates only within 1/4 mile radius of the SCA incident).
May 16, 2022
I really love this app and use it almost daily. I would only make one minor change to the app's button. I have accidentally opened iHeart Radio's app numerous times because it looks similar, especially when woken up in the middle of the night. Both are red and white with a heart. It's hit or miss which agencies are on the app, but I'm thankful for those in my area. I wish more would sign up. The app really does work well and I love being able to see what's going on in my neighborhood.
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What's new

• Fix for 'My Feed' disappearing after entering app from notification.
• Minor stability improvements.