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Bakersfield Fire implements an app that provides feedback on the quality of CPR

Posted at 12:03 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 15:05:20-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The day-to-day job and responsibilities of a firefighter are to respond to emergencies. Bakersfield City Fire Department is now tracking how well all members perform CPR, with an app.

The app along with the Laerdal Medical QCPR device provides real-time results, and each city fire station has a device.

The department's training division monitors the feedback to better understand how all members are performing.

Bakersfield City fire crews meet each Monday utilizing this new technology to conduct their training.

Casey Snow, the Public Information Officer for the Bakersfield City Fire Department said the app allows the department to see where improvement is necessary.

"Anytime you get those good repetitions in it translates from the training to the scene of an emergency and that's our goal," said Casey Snow, the Public Information Officer for Bakersfield City Fire Department. "We train consistently. When we get on the scene of an emergency - it's time for us to perform."