iPhone Demo from Fire Department on Vimeo.

Here’s an interesting app being put out by the San Ramon Fire Department. It basically let’s you log into their 911 system and help out if an emergency is happening in your neck of the woods. Time is critical and if your neighbor is going into cardiac arrest, and you are feeling up to it, you may be able to help out.

The obvious downside is that if 30 people show up to an emergency, the professional EMTs are going to have some issues getting through all of the mess.

What if: only people trained to help could sign into the system and they’d only be alerted (push notifications?) when the emergency was within a mile radius of the user’s location? That might make a great crowdsourcing app that could save some lives.

Who’s getting on that one?