Spokane: PulsePoint Emergency App helped save a life by alerting a first responder a couple blocks away

  • Source: KHQ-TV NBC 6 Spokane
  • Published: 06/20/2019 12:00 AM

You've probably heard of the app, "PulsePoint." Here in Spokane, there are more than 14,000 subscribers who follow the Spokane Fire Department. But it's not just a resource to keep you in the know, for the first time in this country, it's helped save a life. "I knew immediately it was as bad as it could get," said Griffin Bowker. "(My dad) wasn't breathing. I knew this was life or death right now." A single second is all it takes for everything to change. "I got to dad immediately," he said. "Mom was holding his face and talking to him." You can hear Griffin Bowker's panic as he called 911. He began life-saving measures himself while speaking with dispatch. At that exact moment, just a few blocks over, off duty Spokane Fire Lt. Patrick Moore was enjoying a little basketball and some chocolate ice cream.


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