San Ramon Valley Fire receives second tech honor

To be presented at Washington D.C. gala

The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District (SRFPD) has won a prestigious IT award as a 2011 Laureate for Innovation from Computerworld magazine's honors program.

The annual program honors information technology innovations that promote positive social, economic and educational change. The district was selected for its iPhone application that can get immediate help for victims of sudden cardiac arrest from volunteers who download the app.

"The application is initially targeting the approximately 300,000 people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year in the United States," said Richard Price, SRVPD fire chief. "Numerous investigations have shown hat bystander CPR results in a doubling or tripling of patient survival, yet CPR rates across the country have remained unacceptably low.

The application aims to improve the percentage by immediately alerting everyday citizens to the need for CPR nearby while also directing them to public access defibrillators when available.

The Computerworld Honors awards will be presented at the Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards on June 20, 2011 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. This is the second honor the district has received for its technology; last week the district's website was named a Webby award honoree.

The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District provides fire, rescue and emergency medical services to Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo, San Ramon, and the Tassajara Valley.


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Posted by Sandee Wiedemann
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 26, 2011 at 7:50 am

Thank you for your above-and-beyond excellence SRVFPD and Congratulations.

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Posted by lola
a resident of Danville
on Apr 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm

who pays for the trip to DC and the strip clubs?

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Posted by jrm
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Apr 26, 2011 at 5:08 pm

jrm is a registered user.

Isn't Sandee one of the ones on the board that has supposedly had oversight over the pension scandal and just rubber stamped the gravy train? She is enriching her pols at our expense....wake up folks...this is ridiculous...the strip club comment was tacky, but Sandee....we are now hip to the fact you have failed all your fiduciary responsibility to the taxpayers, please do not pose in front of the Flag in your pics anymore...thank God for the press.

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