I am a volunteer with United Rescue a volunteer based emergency caregiver program in Jersey City.   We respond, along with EMT and Paramedics to people with urgent medical needs.  We are dispatched by the same 911 system that dispatches the EMT and paramedics.

We have smartphone apps (Android and IOS) that know where we are using GPS coordinates.  The two (2) closest responders are notified by the app and we acknowledge whether we can or can’t respond to the scene.

We are investigating other apps that would automatically update our position without having to open the app and refresh our location, that would work with the current 911 system to automatically the nearest volunteers.  Since Google Maps does a great job of tracking my location (I have location history turned on) it is a mystery why I need to open the app to refresh my location.

Anyone who can help please reach out to me by responding to this post.  I look forward to hearing from this knowledgeable community, and I thank everyone who has read this and helped in any way.

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