PulsePoint is a free mobile app that works within the Oshawa Fire Services’ dispatch system, sending an alert to any personnel trained in CPR when someone in the area may need life-saving measures. The app also provides information on where to find the nearest Automated External Defibrillator (AED). At its launch, PulsePoint is available in Oshawa, Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge.
Users and members of the community are invited to help grow the app’s database by adding locations of AED devices, creating a comprehensive AED Registry via the PulsePoint AED app, a companion to the PulsePoint assist app. Along with providing locations for AEDs, this Registry will provide co-located life-saving resources such as bleeding control kits, Naloxone and Epinephrine.
“PulsePoint will help save lives of residents and visitors in our community,” said Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter. “On behalf of City Council and Oshawa Fire Services, we thank GM Canada and OnStar for their generous donation to help bring PulsePoint to the City of Oshawa.”
“For over 25 years, OnStar has been committed to the safety and security of our customers,” said Mike Speranzini, Director of GM Global Connected Services & Customer Experience. “And now, as we take safety and security beyond the vehicle with our innovative products, we’re proud to support PulsePoint in the City of Oshawa. The new PulsePoint app aligns with our overall goal to protect our communities, and we’re excited to support our fellow first responders as they help save lives.”
The PulsePoint app is available for download via the Apple Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android.