Fire District Adds PulsePoint
Do you know CPR? Would you like to help save lives? Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death among adults over the age of 40 in the United States. That's one reason Estes Valley Fire has joined with Poudre Fire Authority, Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority, and others to bring PulsePoint to our community. PulsePoint is a free smartphone app that's designed to saves lives.
When someone suffers a cardiac emergency in a public place, PulsePoint makes it easy to alert to those nearby who are trained and willing to help. Registered users of the app are immediately altered to the location of the victim as well as the nearest Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to use in reviving the person. That quick response could save a life. We urge you to get CPR training, download the PulsePoint app, and make a difference.
Where can I download?
Download the app here: https://www.pulsepoint.org/download/
Where can I get CPR certified?
Estes Park Health offers monthly CPR classes. Check their schedule and register here:
Help us build the database of AEDs
In order for civilian responders to be notified of AEDs in the community, we need to know where they are. There are two options for you to help:
1. Email the Fire District at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us the AED location, ideally including a photo
2. Use the PulsePoint AED app. See the video below on how to log an AED on your own.
Stay in the know with your local Fire District
Have you ever wondered if a car crash has been reported? If we know about a column of smoke? Or why there are so many emergency vehicles gong through town? Using the PulsePoint app, you can see emergency responses, which units are going, and information such as active burn permits.
Medical calls show the street only to preserve patient's rights, with addresses and mapping options for other emergencies. You can also see AED locations. Active incidents show in yellow, while past incidents (up to 24 hours) are in gray. Unit colors indicate dispatched (orange), enroute (green), on scene (red), and cleared of scene (gray).
Apparatus responding to incidents will be shown on the app. You can follow which units are responding:
BC71 = Battalion Chief 71, used as our duty officer
E71 = Engine 71 (Structural Type 1)
E72 = Engine 72 (Structural Type 1)
L71 = Ladder 71 (107' Aerial and Heavy Rescue)
T71 = Tender 71 (2100 gallon water tender)
T72 = Tender 72 (1800 gallon water tender)
E713 = Engine 713 (Wildland Type 3)
E716 = Engine 716 (Wildland Type 6)
S79 = Squad 79 (Light duty rescue)
ST70 = Staff 70, Fire Chief
ST73 = Staff 73, Duty Officer
ST74 = Staff 74, typically Prevention
ST75 = Staff 75, typically Prevention
U71 = Utility 71