High Five: Rogers Releases Smartphone App To Help Save Lives

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ROGERS (KFSM) - The City of Rogers introduced a new smartphone application on Monday (Nov. 10) to help save lives.

PulsePoint Respond, which is free to download for Apple and Android users, notifies CPR certified individuals of a cardiac emergency nearby.  It is new to Arkansas, but is already being used in hundreds of cities around the country.

City leaders approved around $30,000 to participate in the app in July. It will cover Rogers and about a half mile outside of city limits.

Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins said implementing the app is another step to get residents to participate in emergency care.

"This technology will help marry the training we have done with the public with this technology that will allow them to be notified when they are nearby to an incident that they could intervene and save a life," he said.

Jenkins said they have been working to reduce the number of cardiac arrest deaths in the city for several years.

The cardiac arrest survival rate in Rogers was about 42-percent in 2013.

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