The new app empowers everyday citizens to provide life-saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Application users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can now be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR. If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the application, using sophisticated GPS technology, will alert citizens in the vicinity of the need for CPR. The application also directs these citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closest public access Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
If you are CPR trained, this is an app you need to have on your iPhone! Maybe you can be someone’s hero.
Since 1906, firefighters have entrusted Firemen’s Relief to assist them and those they leave behind with programs such as the LAFRA Fire Medical Plan, Relief Fund, Life & Accident Fund and the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund.