PORTLAND, Or. (CNN/WAVY) – A firefighter in Oregon was recently honored for saving a man’s life, because of a smartphone app.
Scott Brawner of Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue was given the citizen life saving award Monday for his lifesaving effort. Two months ago, he was off-duty and working out at a gym when his smartphone app “PulsePoint” went off. It told him a person needed CPR in the parking garage nearby, so Brawner rushed to help. In less than a minute, Brawner was there, bringing the man back to life.
That man, Drew Basse, was present Monday when Brawner received the award. It was an emotional day for everyone involved. “It’s something to go through that and then have that connection with somebody afterward. I stayed in touch with Drew from the moment I started CPR right through this point, he’s a great guy, I’m really glad he’s got some more time with his family,” said Browner.
The PulsePoint application was designed by a non-profit group. It sets off an alarm when there is an emergency nearby. And even if you don’t know CPR, it shows you how to do it with visuals.
Go to PulsePoint.org for more information on the app.