There are the apps you want, and then there are the apps you need. Falling solidly in the “need” camp, the American Red Cross has developed a series of disaster-specific apps that put lifesaving information in the palm of your hand.
The first in a series of apps to be released by the Red Cross, the First Aid App has taken off. More than 1 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:
The Hurricane App 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:
Earthquakes aren’t just an issue for those living on the West Coast. The Earthquake App can help you prepare your family and home, notify you when an earthquake occurs, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out. Features include:
If you live in or visit areas prone to wildfires, the Wildfire App—available on October 24—is for you. Features of the app include:
Where to Get the Apps
The Red Cross 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 redcross.org/takeaclass for course information and to register.