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Get Two Great Apps from the Red Cross

First Aid App
More than half a million people have downloaded the free app

This summer, the American Red Cross has released two free apps to help the public prepare and respond to emergencies.

Hurricane App

The Hurricane App was released just last week, and is designed to give instant access to local and real-time information on what to do before, during and after hurricanes.

Here are just a few of the app’s features:

  • 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, which users can share on social networks
  • Preloaded content that gives users instant access to critical action steps, even without mobile connectivity
  • Toolkit with flashlight, strobe light and audible alarm
  • Hurricane season typically heats up in late August, so get your free app today and be prepared!

    First Aid App

    If the Red Cross First Aid App were a product, it would be selling like hotcakes. More than half a million people have downloaded the free app so far, and it’s already been used to help save lives.

    The app is an easy way to get lifesaving first aid instruction and disaster preparedness information anytime, anywhere. App features include:

  • Simple step-by-step instructions for everyday first aid scenarios
  • Prioritized steps to take during an emergency, with 9-1-1 call button
  • Sharable badges to be unlocked through interactive quizzes
  • Videos and animations to make learning first aid fun and easy
  • Safety and preparedness tips for a range of conditions, including severe winter weather, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes
  • Preloaded content that gives instant access to all safety information at any time.
  • Where to Get the Apps

    The Hurricane and First Aid Apps can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross. Downloading the First Aid app is not a substitute for training. First Aid and CPR/AED training empowers people to know how to respond to emergencies in case advanced medical help is delayed. You can visit for course information and to register.

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    About the American Red Cross:
    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.