LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Thousands of people in the Emergency Medical Services industry are gathering in Las Vegas on 9/11.
It is the anniversary of the day that many first responders risked their lives and they're here for North America’s largest EMS event.
News 3's Elizabeth Donatelli has more from the EMS World Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center where technology is being billed as lifesaving.
Emergency responders in Las Vegas took pause to remember 9/11 on the show floor at the convention center.
They are in town for an EMS convention which has new gadgets, gizmos, and technology for their industry.
“The goal of the app is to get more citizens to respond to emergency events and CPR events in their community,’ said Maegan Wilkinson, the Program Director of Physio-Control. Her company is at the show promoting Pulsepoint.
Through the app users can sign-up on his or her phone to get alerts when someone calls 9-1-1 for a cardiac arrest nearby.
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Chief Willie McDonald just implemented the technology on Monday which shows local incidents and where to respond.
The American Heart Association is also at the event with teams demonstrating CPR.
Volunteer Beth Mancini says getting to a patient quickly like with use of this app and this can be the difference between life and death.
More than half a million individuals every year collapse from sudden cardiac arrest in the United States and less than 15 percent of them survive, but those who do -- one of the common factors is somebody immediately started CPR.