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Sarasota County Emergency Services launching new app

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Sarasota County is asking Suncoast residents to download a potentially live-saving app.

The app called "Pulse Point" notifies users who are CPR certified if they're within a quarter mile of a life-threatening emergency.

Dispatchers will send alerts through the app the same time they alert first responders. 

The app will also let users know where to locate the closest defibrillator. 

Manatee County began using Pulse Point last year and Sarasota County is expected to unveil the app today.

Get more information on Pulse Point here.

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