On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Snohomish County Fire Districts, Snohomish County 911, SNO 911, and MedicOne will announce the launch of PulsePoint in our community. It is a free mobile app designed to save lives. PulsePoint alerts community members to many nearby emergencies, including sudden cardiac arrest of your neighbors and nearby residents.  This empowers CPR-trained residents to take immediate action before first responders arrive.

Often, people do not know how to help.  It can be very simple, by knowing what to do.  A great place to start is at SnoKingCPR.  Classes are taught by Fire Department First Responders.  While CPR is taught, so is the use of AED (Automated External Defibrillators).  These are on airplanes, and on walls in airports, bus, and train stations and even shopping malls everywhere.  If you do not know how to use them, someone may lose their life.  These classes also cover other emergencies such as drowning, choking and items lodged in infants and children’s throats.  If you are not adept in these areas, consider taking a class to help your family and neighbors.

Marcee Maylin has a degree in Editorial Journalism from the University of Washington and 30+ years media experience. She is currently the Editor of the Everett Post dedicated to providing current, relevant, and entertaining content for the local community.