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Tag Archive | "sudden cardiac death"

Dad Saved; “First Save” Involving PulsePoint CPR SmartPhone App in Portland Area

Scott Brawner, an off-duty Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighter/paramedic, was able to help save the life of Drew Basse on May 9, 2014, because of a smartphone app known as PulsePoint, which allows 9-1-1 dispatch centers to connect cardiac arrest victims to people trained in CPR that are near the victim. “This app saved […]

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PulsePoint, Open Police and Fire Radio Channels: You Might Consider This, Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson

In the early 1970s the major selling point of starting a paramedic service in a fire department was the potential for saving lives with urgent care for heart attack victims and trauma victims. Advanced Life Support — some of it learned on the battlefields in the Vietnam War — was going to save lives. Certainly […]

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San Ramon Valley Fire Department Pulse Point App: Matchmaker of Citizen Rescuers and Cardiac Victims

VIDEO: PSA announcement refers to a program in effect in San Ramon Valley, California. The program is not in effect in Arlington Heights or the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Crowd-Sourcing Good Samaritans A Good Samaritan can now volunteer to be notified if an incident possibly requiring CPR occurs in a public place in at least […]

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Tragic: Michigan Basketball Star Wes Leonard Collapses, Dies After Scoring Winning Overtime Shot

Michigan: Fennville High School’s star basketball player, Wes Leonard, collapsed on the basketball court and later died after making a game-winning layup in overtime to cap his team’s perfect season. After a winning layup, Wes Leonard was surrounded by adoring fans. Suddenly he collapsed and was surrounded by family and then paramedics. He was transported […]

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Jason Chin Collapsed, Died Before Paramedics, EMS Crew at Arlington Million Could Save Him

Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows firefighter/paramedics responded to a report of a man possibly having a heart attack about 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the picnic area at the Arlington Million. Jason Chin, 28, was walking into the picnic area, just east of the grandstand, and collapsed. Emergency personnel and possibly paramedics employed at the race […]

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