New phone app calls CPR-trained residents

10th July, 2014 by

By Melanie Wong

EAGLE COUNTY — Once the code goes out from 911 dispatch, it takes an average of seven to eight minutes for first responders to arrive on scene. That seven or eight minutes can be too long when it comes to someone who is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. That’s why Eagle County residents who can perform CPR or know how to work an AED (defibrillator) can now sign up for PulsePoint, a free phone app brought to the area with the help of nonprofit Starting Hearts and the Vail Public Safety Communications Center. ‘NEIGHBOR SAVERS’ “We’re calling it Neighbor Savers as …

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