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Technology to save lives


March 14, 2017

Photo by Sean C. Morgan ZACH LINCOLN views a map, shown below, showing locations of automatic defibrillator devices in Sweet Home,

Picture this: An individual down the street from you suffers a heart attack and dies before medics can get there.

You are certified in CPR but you didn’t know it was happening – until too late.

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District has an answer: a smartphone app called PulsePoint, available for iPhones and Android phones, which provides notification of nearby medical emergencies and locations for automated external defibrillators.

According to PulsePoint, 57 percent of U.S. adults say they have had CPR training and most would be willing to use CPR or AED to help save a stra...

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