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PulsePoint app now in 1100+ life-saving hands in Kingston

April 1, 2015 -

The life-saving PulsePoint app has been downloaded more than 1100 times in Kingston since being launched here for the first time in Canada last week. 

"We are thrilled that Kingstonians got the message: learn CPR, get PulsePoint and save lives," says Fire Chief Rheaume Chaput.

A free mobile app, PulsePoint works in conjunction with Kingston Fire and Rescue's dispatch system to alert CPR-trained users through a free app, when someone in a nearby public place needs CPR. The app also shows alerted CPR-trained individuals where to find a public defibrillator if one is close.

Are you CPR-trained?  The free app is available for download on Apple or Android devices (via your app store). You can also go to www.pulsepoint.org for more information.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.