by Dave Wagner, Public Affairs Volunteer
From how to be safe and prepared in an emergency to how to take care of your pet, the American Red Cross has a suite of apps for mobile devices that includes something for everyone.
The all-inclusive Emergency App combines more than 35 emergency alerts to help keep you safe. This app provides information about what to do in case of floods, thunderstorms, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, wildfires and more. The emergency alerts are available for the user’s location and to monitor where friends and family live.
What tech pros are saying:
“Top 7 apps to help you before, during and after the next emergency” CNet
“5 best emergency apps for Android” Android Authority
What users are saying:
“I enjoyed using many of the Red Cross apps, but Emergency is by far my favorite. I love having the ability to access so much information in one place, appreciate the safety features it offers by way of its many monitoring and alert capabilities, and…it’s free! “ Erin Ferris
“It’s important to prepare for possible disasters and other emergencies. The Red Cross “Emergency” App is the one-downloadable resource that puts vital information at your fingertips.” City of Lauderhill, FL
First Aid App
The First Aid App is an easy way to get lifesaving first aid instruction anytime, anywhere. Features include step-by step instructions, videos and animations for first aid scenarios, a 9-1-1 call button and hospital locator. There are also safety and preparedness tips for a range of conditions including severe weather and disasters.
What tech pros are saying:
“First Aid by American Red Cross is a fix for what ails you” Appolicious
“One of 10 apps that can save your life during a natural disaster” ComplexTech
What reviewers are saying:
“American Red Cross’ First Aid app appears to be very well designed, the information is accurate and friendly so that patients can benefit from it. The use of videos to better explain emergency maneuvers is a great addition as are all sorts of checklists to prepare for natural disasters and other situations.” Dr. Guido Giunti, MedPage Today
“A great tool to have at the ready. It features a clean, red and white Pinterest-like scroll design. It’s fully integrated with 911 so you’re just one button away from getting help, and all content is ad-free.” Sarah Ang, Mashable
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.
“10 Best Safety Apps You Must Have On Your Smartphone” Tech Viral
“This app gives users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, during and after earthquakes. The new, simplified ‘Shake Zone Impact Maps’ provide users with personalized local impact information on the status of their community in order to help them make crucial decisions.” Dr. Steven Jensen, CSU Long Beach
Pet First Aid App
Pet owners can download this app for veterinary advice for everyday pet emergencies at their fingertips. The app features videos, quizzes and step-by-step advice on pet first aid and includes emergency preparedness information.
“Best Pet Safety App 2019″ Rover.com
“Pet First Aid is a great resource for any dog or cat owner. It includes plenty of information for how to help your animal lead a happy and healthy life. And the information you find in this app can also reassure you, so you know when to worry and when an unexpected behavior is probably perfectly normal.” CNet
Red Cross Mobile Apps are the tools and preparedness information you need every day. These disaster apps deliver expert information
when and where you need it most. Download the FREE Red Cross Mobile Apps today, in the Apple App Store or Google Play.