FFs Credit App Alert after Woman Hit Near CA Station

Thanks to PulsePoint, Five Cities firefighters were with the woman, who had been struck by a car in front of the department's station, before a traditional alert went off.

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Five Cities, CA, firefighters treat an injured woman who was struck by a car in front of the fire station Friday.
Five Cities, CA, firefighters treat an injured woman who was struck by a car in front of the fire station Friday.
Five Cities, CA, Fire Authority

One person was hit and injured by a vehicle in Arroyo Grande on Friday morning — and the incident happened right in front of a Five Cities Fire Authority station.

Five Cities Fire Authority Chief Steve Lieberman told The Tribune a woman was crossing the street where there was no marked crosswalk in Arroyo Grande outside of the Village when she appears to have been hit by a car.

She has been transported to the trauma center at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, he said.


Soon after the incident, the Fire Department — which serves Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Oceano — tweeted that thanks to the new Pulse Point app, which notifies the public of medical and emergency incidents in their vicinity, FCFA crews could respond immediately and begin life-saving measures before dispatch notified them of the crash.

Lieberman said firefighters received an alert from PulsePoint immediately, and “were already with the patient” by the time a traditional alert went off in the station.

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