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PulsePoint is a free mobile app that helps save lives in the Kansas City region. 

PulsePoint alerts people trained in hands-only CPR when someone in a nearby public place suffers sudden cardiac arrest. Public safety communications centers send alerts through the app at the same time they dispatch first responders to the scene. The app also notifies users of the closest available automated external defibrillator. 

Residents living in the PulsePoint service area are encouraged to download the PulsePoint app.

Service area

The app is now available through three agencies that dispatch emergency medical services in all or part of six metro counties: 

  • The Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department dispatches emergency medical services for all of Wyandotte County, Kansas. 
  • The Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department dispatches for all of the city of Kansas City, Missouri (including portions of Platte, Clay and Jackson counties) as well as the Southern Platte Fire Protection District, Central Jackson County Fire Department, and the cities of Raytown and Grandview. 
  • The Johnson County Emergency Communications Center dispatches for all of Johnson County and part of Miami County in Kansas. 
PulsePoint banner in front of emergency vehicles

How to start 

Anyone with a smartphone can download PulsePoint through their app store. Once the app is installed, select the agency serving the area where you live or work to receive alerts. Users may follow more than one agency. PulsePoint is currently active in more than 4,100 communities across the country.