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Moorhead Fire Chief Rich Duysen shows off a new mobile app that links with the local dispatch center and aims to get help quicker for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. David Samson / The Forum

Fargo, Moorhead unveil app to get quicker help for sudden cardiac arrest victims

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By Robin Huebner / The Forum

FARGO – A new local smartphone app may help save lives by turning more people into rescuers.

The PulsePoint app is integrated with the Red River Regional Dispatch Center, which handles calls throughout the metro area. When a call comes in about a suspected cardiac arrest, the 911 communications center activates an alert to PulsePoint app users simultaneously with Fargo and Moorhead fire and police units and F-M Ambulance.

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