Help save a life and maintain an awareness of emergency incidents going on around you. The PulsePoint Respond mobile phone app is now available for Spotsylvania County. The app provides notification of emergency incidents going on around you, and more importantly will notify you of incidents of cardiac arrest in public places in your proximity and the need for those who are CPR-trained to render care. The app will even provide the locations of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) nearby, for use in the event of a cardiac arrest. The PulsePoint Respond app is available (free of charge) through the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
PulsePoint AED is a simple yet sophisticated tool to record and share AED location information. You can help even before a life is in danger by easily identifying public access AEDs throughout your community. Direct citizen participation can also help create greater location awareness and mindfulness of the important role AEDs play in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival. Once AEDs are identified, their locations can be viewed by anyone using the PulsePoint AED app–or the PulsePoint Respond app–in PulsePoint connected communities.
Community Connect is a free, secure, and easy to use platform that allows you to share critical information about your household that will aid first responders and emergency response personnel when responding to your residence. By providing information about your household that you feel is important for us to know about at the time of an emergency, we can ensure you and everything you care about is protected to the best of our ability.
To proactively address mental health challenges among Spotsylvania County fire and EMS responders, we have launched a customized app that is available to our personnel, retirees, and their families. Powered by Cordico, the leader in public safety technology, the app includes a wellness toolkit addressing behavioral topics, suicide prevention, mental health assessments, alcohol abuse, nutrition, and more. This app also provides contact information and vetted therapists in the region who specialize and have experience working with first responders and connects users with our Department chaplains and peer support team members. We will use this technology to help personnel build resilience and avoid long-term effects of high-related stress.