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Prepare for the Unexpected with Red Cross Emergency App
Prepare for emergencies and large-scale events with the Emergency App
Ever wondered what you can do to prepare for the unexpected? The American Red Cross has resources to help get preparedness information in the palm of your hand or take a deeper dive into preparing yourself and your community.
PREPARE FOR THE UNEXPECTED
An app from the Red Cross can help prepare for and respond to emergency situations: The Emergency App.
The Emergency App is a resource that puts vital information at your fingertips. This all-inclusive app combines more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts from natural to man-made, giving you real-time information to help keep you and your loved ones safe. It includes:
“Family Safe” functionality allows you to instantly contact loved ones after alerts are issued in their area.
Open Red Cross Shelters in your area when you need help.
Additional Red Cross information on topics from home fires and water safety to emergency first aid.
The Emergency App now contains a Large-Scale Events section that includes content on how people can prepare and what they should do while attending mass gatherings.
Preparing for Large-Scale Events:
Plan ahead and notice your surroundings. Make sure there are at least two ways out of wherever you are standing/sitting/waiting.
Remember primary methods of communication may not work. Let your family know of your whereabouts, change in plans, etc. Have a couple different methods of communication available to you, (for example, cell phone, calling card for a landline phone and Internet-connected tablet).
During a Large-Scale Event:
Monitor traffic reports and be prepared to find alternative routes if necessary.
Monitor mass transit alerts for information regarding delays or alternative schedules.
Determine emergency exits and shelters.
Be on the lookout for suspicious activity. Don’t be afraid to report suspicious packages or people.
An act of terrorism may have wide-spread and devastating results. The Red Cross Terrorism Preparedness page has steps to prepare for and respond during an event of terrorism, and also includes positive steps you can take following a terrorist event.
We offer a range of health and safety classes that teach you new skills, keep you knowledgeable, confident and ready to respond in almost any emergency situation.
With classes across all key areas of training, available online and in classrooms across the country, the Red Cross delivers the training you seek, when, where and how you need it.
Donate Blood As always, donors in the United States are encouraged to visit redcrossblood.org, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment to give blood.
Did you know?
The Red Cross has a responsibility to ensure lifesaving blood products are provided to hospital patients with the most productive use of available resources.
Blood and platelets can only come from generous volunteer donors.
Blood is a perishable product. Red blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days and platelets just five days, so they must be replenished constantly — there simply is no substitute. It’s the blood products on the shelves today that help save lives in an emergency.
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 redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Emergency is the one-download resource that puts vital information at your fingertips. This “all-inclusive” app combines more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts from natural to man-made, giving you real-time information to help keep you and your loved ones safe.
Users can schedule appointments, track total donations, earn rewards and invite others to join them on a lifesaving team. The Blood Donor App is a great new way to help meet the constant need for blood.
Help your child become a confident swimmer. The American Red Cross Swim app puts the 100 year old Learn to Swim program in the palm of your hand. Brush up on your water safety knowledge, play parent child games together and track your child’s progress in the class.
Take care of your furry family member. The American Red Cross Pet First Aid app puts veterinary advice for everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand. Get the app and be prepared to act when called upon. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know Pet First Aid.
Be ready for wildfires with the Wildfire App by the American Red Cross. Get the latest state-by-state wildfire news and updates, prepare your family, home and pets, let loved ones know that you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an area that is susceptible to wildfires or has loved ones that do.
Get your family and home ready for a tornado with the official Tornado App from the American Red Cross. The Tornado app puts everything you need to know prepare for a tornado – and all that comes with it – in the palm of your hand. With interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to be ready.
Get the Tornado App
First Aid App
The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Available for iPhone and Android devices, the official American Red Cross First Aid app offers videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.
Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.
The Red Cross Shelter Finder is available in the iTunes store and works on iOS devices. The Shelter Finder displays open Red Cross shelters and their current population on an easy to use map interface.
Be ready for an earthquake with Earthquake by American Red Cross. Get notified when an earthquake occurs, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an earthquake-prone area or has loved ones who do.