Free app that aims to save lives rolls out in Canyon County

Posted at 5:18 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 19:18:42-05

Saving a life in Canyon County is now a little easier.

A phone app called PulsePoint connects people who know CPR with nearby emergencies. All you have to do is be certified in CPR and if there's a need nearby, you'll be notified via phone.

"Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death, and all the research we have shows that if CPR and defibrillation occur early then it increases the survival of these patients by two to three times," said Deputy Chief Daniel Bates with the Canyon County Paramedics.

Ada County has had PulsePoint since 2017.