Mechanic saves the baby's life after alert from cellphone app. Photo: Fox News Insider
A Post Falls baby is alive after suffering a medical emergency only to be saved thanks to a mechanic who learned of the child's condition from a smartphone app, reports Fox News Insider.
The incident started at Empire Dance Shop at 131 South Sherman in USA.
The shop’s Store clerk, Lesley Reckord, a former lifeguard, heard a baby was turning blue and called 911.
“When you hear that you just pick up the phone and call 911, so I did that and I saw her and she was just saying, 'He's not breathing, he's not breathing,” Reckord said.
Reckord then put the one month old baby on the ground and began rescue breathing.
Meanwhile Jeff Olson, who works as a master technician at Perfection Tire, located at 604 E. 2nd Avenue, learned about the baby being in distress through Pulse Point, a smartphone app. Through the GPS on his phone, Pulse Point knew he was less than two blocks away and sent Olson a notification.
“It sounded like an Amber Alert, you know how they come out, and so I looked at it and it said CPR needed and it gave the address,” Olson explained.
This is the first save since the Spokane Fire Department connected the Pulse Point app to its dispatch center.
“The real reason we are so invested in this technology is that you can be a lifesaver,” Spokane Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said.
“This is one of the only apps that you can download if you know CPR, you can actually save somebody's life.”