Remember that wonderful little app from the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District? The one that notified CPR trained citizens when a potential case of sudden cardiac arrest was nearby? Well it is finally getting ready to move beyond the San Ramon Valley.
TechCrunch reports that the city of San Francisco Fire Department is beginning development on their version of the app. While I’m not sure of the population of the San Ramon Valley, San Ramon itself has a rough population of 65,000. San Francisco has a population of around 850,000 making it a great venue for the app to be developed further in an urban environment where the population is greater.
The first step for the SFFD is going to be in generating maps of public access defibrillators. The SFFD has set-up an app development site where citizens can sign up to help with the development by mapping AEDs and inspecting AED inventory. This is a great way to crowd source data collection, and I highly encourage anyone living in San Francisco to take part in the effort. The SFFD hope to have the app developed for deployment around year’s end and to achieve that they need the help and support of their citizens.
I applaud the SFFD for taking the initiative to bring this ground breaking technology to their city and look forward to see what develops.
Sign up to help the SFFD here