ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An app that helps connect people trained in CPR with people who need help appears to really be making a difference in the metro.
The app is called PulsePoint. It sends out an alert to subscribers when someone in their area is in need of help. Many of the people who subscribe are paramedics, firefighters, nurses and other medical professionals who can help while off duty.
Albuquerque Fire Department paramedic David Zamora was recently awarded the Friday’s Hero award for helping someone suffering a heart attack while out shopping with his wife.
According to AFD, there are now 4,600 PulsePoint subscribers, 1,500 of which are city employees certified in CPR.
They said, unfortunately, there’s no way of tracking how many people have been helped with the app.