Man reunites with firefighter who saved his life
PORTLAND, Ore. -- It was a special reunion Tuesday morning for two men in Southeast Portland.
One is grateful to the other for saving his life, and it was all thanks to a phone app.
The meeting was the third for Drew Basse and Scott Brawner. Drew doesn't remember the first time.
"I was not conscious at all," he said. "I was completely incoherent."
That was in a gym parking lot last month, he was having a heart attack.
Scott performed CPR until rescue crews got there. But the off-duty firefighter and paramedic wouldn't even have known Drew was in trouble if it wasn't for the PulsePoint app on his phone.
Scott explained that an alarm goes off and, "If you do have a CPR call, then it will show the nearest location to that and help move the citizen responder to the closest position."
He says you simple have to follow the dot on a map to find the person in trouble.
Drew knows Scott's quick action and that app helped save his life.
"They need to make it make it mandatory on people's phones. If you know CPR you should have the app on your phone."
Anyone can download the PulsePoint app for free. You don't even have to know CPR to have it. There's a guide within the app and a timing to device to help you through "hands only CPR."