This is one of those great examples of how technology is not only changing lives but saving lives. Makes you feel great to see the rapid progress of the world happening right before our eyes.
San Ramon, California's fire department has an iPhone app to alert CPR-trained citizens in the event of a nearby cardiac emergency, says CNET.
It extends the reach of the department's 44 on-duty personnel to the thousands of local citizens who know CPR. It uses GPS to direct trained citizen-rescuers to the emergency.