Gallery: ‘Fire Department’ iPhone App Could Save Heart Attack Victims


New smartphone apps are a dime a dozen but few can have a life changing — or life saving — impact. But the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District outside San Francisco has created an app that does just that. Aptly named “Fire Department,” the application empowers iPhone users to provide life-saving assistance to someone suffering from a sudden heart attack. Any user who indicated that he knows CPR will be notified if someone nearby is having a heart attack and needs help.

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