iPhones to Help Save Lives
A new iPhone application is out that helps connect rescuers with those in need. The application maintains a database of its users' rescue skills and uses GPS to track their locations. It interfaces to the 911 dispatch system and when an emergency call is received, the system notifies the nearest rescuer and also determines where the closest AED is located.
Initially launched in the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, this app could have some huge benefits if managed and deployed responsibly.