When a cardiac arrest happens, victims usually don’t receive CPR until professional help arrives. Roy City Fire, in collaboration with other agencies in Weber County, is rolling out a new app that can send CPR-trained citizens of our community to the scene. This technology can get help to those victims faster. PulsePoint can notify registered users within one-quarter mile of a victim experiencing cardiac arrest, so they may respond and provide that lifesaving CPR faster.
Cutting down the delay by every minute improves the chances of someone surviving. Our goal is to get as many CPR-trained individuals using this app as possible. In collaboration with other agencies in the county, Roy City Fire Department is working on establishing a revolving series of CPR classes throughout the county to improve the number of trained citizens. This will improve cardiac arrest survival chances throughout Roy City and Weber County.
If you are currently trained or certified in CPR, please visit the Fire Dept. website royutah.org/departments/fire___rescue to learn more about this potentially life-saving technology in our community.