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EMT'S Ask the Public to Share AED Locations

Emergency responders need your help. EMT's in Josephine County are asking the public to help find more publicly accessible AED's.

Posted: Sat Jan 13 17:27:21 PST 2018
Updated: Sat Jan 13 17:27:21 PST 2018

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responders need your help. e-m-t's in josephine county are asking the public to help find more publicly- accessible a-e-d's. newswatch12's sionan barrett shows us the app you can use to help connect people with emergencies to those who can help.. [a15]joco emts finding aed-llpkg sionan says, "right now nearly 30 aed's have been uploaded to the pulsepoint app in josephine county. so if you have one in your building, emt's want you to designed to get help faster to cardiac arrest patients. when you first download the pulse-point is an app designed to get help faster to cardiac arrest patients. when you first download the app - it will ask to track your location and if you are c-p-r certified. it sends out an alert when someone is experiencing cardiac arrest. the idea is that if you're nearby - you can help someone in need of cpr or a defibrillator or maybe someone could help you. austin prince says, "when your population goes up in a given geographical area the chances of people having a sudden cardiac arrest can go up there for having something immediately available will be a contributor to saving their lives." last year, the 911 dispatch center serving josephine county received more than 60 thousand 9 hundred 9-1-1 calls. of these calls, 12,243 were for ems, with 1,175 for heart-related symptoms and cardiac arrest. to improve a person's chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest, pulse point has been integrated into josephine county's 911 emergency system. austin prince says, "pulse point has become popular just in the sheer keeping people aware what's going on around them and in their community so they're being notified from more than just cpr needs." people who know how to use c-p-r will get an alert if there is an emergency nearby. they can take action before emergency crews get there. the goal is to get a faster response -- because every minute counts. the app is available for both iphones and androids. sionan says, "if your building has a publicly accessible a-e-d, just head on to the pulsepoint app and follow the instructions to upload a new a-e-d location. in medford, sionan barrett, newswatch12." [a16]first weather-wx line turning now to stormwatch 12 meteorologist mike doyle in