Akron is crowd-sourcing C.P.R. Reported by Doug Livingston. Akron’s first responders are asking the public to buy them a few minutes the next time someone’s heart stops. Mayor Dan Horrigan and Fire Chief Clarence Tucker announced Thursday that the city’s emergency dispatchers will be crowd-sourcing C.P.R. care until paramedics can arrive by launching Pulse Point, a smart phone app. The app notifies users when someone needs life-saving cardio pulmonary resuscitation. When a 9-1-1 operator gets a call about an unresponsive victim, the event is logged in the system, automatically enlisting the nearest paramedics. If the emergency takes place on public property, then the call for help goes out to anyone who follows the Akron Fire Department on Pulse Point.