We're supporting the community of GoodSAM responders

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

We're supporting the community of GoodSAM responders

The GoodSAM app (Good Smartphone Activated Medics) allows medically trained people to sign up so they can be alerted and respond to suspected cardiac arrests occurring close to them, when they’re not otherwise on duty.

Getting a qualified person to a suspected cardiac arrest as soon as possible so they can start CPR significantly increases the chances of survival for the patient. Good SAM does this by alerting responders in the same area that their medical expertise is needed.

The GoodSAM app has been launched and rolled out by St John and Resuscitation Council. The app is supported by Fire and Emergency New Zealand and some of our people are already signed up as a GoodSAM responder.

Current registered Fire and Emergency New Zealand personnel is 162.

GoodSAM is completely voluntary.

goodSAM app screen

Click here to learn more about GoodSAM