RCFD promotes Heart Month, PulsePoint app

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Fire Department is celebrating Heart Month this February, and they are taking the time to remind the public about the PulsePoint app.

PulsepointPulsePoint alerts bystanders who can help victims before help arrives, like in cases of sudden cardiac arrest. The app also alerts you to nearby people in need.

Sudden cardiac arrest survival decreases by seven to 10 percent for every minute that passes before help arrives, and almost 1,000 people a day in the U.S. die from sudden cardiac arrest.

Additionally, nearly 60 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims don’t get CPR until professional help arrives.

RCFD had 1,727 active users on their PulsePoint account for the month of January, and during that month, five CPR alerts were sent out and 39 devices were alerted to CPR needed events.

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