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Red Cross Emergency Mobile Apps
Posted Date: 8/3/2012

The American Red Cross has two free mobile apps for your smartphone:

Emergency First Aid - Puts expert advice in the palm of your hand.

  • Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through everyday first aid scenarios.
  • Fully integrated with 911 so you can call EMS from the app at any time.
  • Videos and animations make learning first aid fun and easy.
  • Safety tips for everything, from severe winter weather to hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes help you prepare for emergencies.
  • Preloaded content means you have instant access to all safety information at anytime, even without reception or an Internet connection.

Hurricane preparedness - Monitor conditions, prepare your family and home, find shelters and let others know you are safe even if the power is out.

  • One touch “I’m safe” messaging that allows users to broadcast reassurance to family and friends via social media outlets that they are out of harm’s way;
  • Location-based NOAA weather alerts for the United States and its territories users can share on social networks
  • Remote monitoring of personalized weather alerts where family and friends reside
  • Locations of open Red Cross shelters;
  • Simple steps and checklists people can use to create a family emergency plan;
  • Preloaded content that gives users instant access to critical action steps even without mobile connectivity;
  • Toolkit with flashlight, strobe light and audible alarm; and
  • Badges users can earn through interactive quizzes and share on social networks

Learn more here.