The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District has developed a new iPhone app that will alert people trained in CPR of a nearby heart attack.

Those users who download the app and indicate a willingness to administer CPR will be alerted if they are within a 500-foot radius of someone in cardiac arrest.

KQED’s Joshua Johnson spoke to Fire Chief Richard Price yesterday about how the app works and how it was developed.

Joshua Johnson talks to Chief Richard Price about iPhone CPR app[audio:http://ww2.kqed.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2011/01/cardiaciphoneapp.mp3]

Here’s a video report from an East Texas TV station, of all places. And here’s a promotional video from the San Ramon Fire Department:

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Jon Brooks is the host and editor for KQED's daily health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED News Fix.

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