Alpharetta Fire wants you to download PulsePoint app | Laptop News

The Alpharetta Fire Department is encouraging as many people as possible to download an app designed to send an alert when someone is experiencing a heart attack or needs CPR.

The app is called PulsePoint and, according to Alpharetta Fire, you don’t need to be a medical expert to use it.

PulsePoint alerts users when there is someone having a cardiac emergency in the area, so they can respond and possibly help save a life. It also shows the location of nearby automated external defibrillators (AEDs), which can potentially save the life of someone having a heart attack.

Tim Ade is one of those people. The terrifying moment happened to him at the Windward Lake Club in Alpharetta in November of last year.

“I had a cardiac arrest and I flatlined more than once between then and when I got to the hospital,” Ade said. “I was playing paddle ball with a bunch of my friends, and I sat down and leaned against the fence, and I told my friends that I wasn’t feeling well. And pretty much after that, I blacked out.”

Ade’s friends frantically searched for a way to help him. Luckily, they were able to find an AED at the clubhouse nearby, which bought Ade precious seconds until EMTs arrived.

“They were my heroes that day,” he said.

Ian Cassuto, Communications and Social Media manager for Alpharetta Fire, says even just the few minutes before responders get there can mean the difference between life and death.

“Every minute…”

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