These are apps that I consolidated while researching Prepare Now-Survive Later. Many are useful in day to day living. Some could be life saving.
First Aid Apps
First Aid (Red Cross): Accidents happen. The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through everyday first aid scenarios. Fully integrated with 9-1-1 so you can call EMS from the app at any time. Videos and animations make learning first aid fun and easy. Preloaded content means you have instant access to all safety information at anytime, even without reception or an Internet connection.
Red Cross First Aid (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/first-aid-by-american-red/id529160691?mt=8
Red Cross First Aid (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.fa&hl=en
iTriage. iTriage is a free app that puts you at the center of your healthcare—anywhere, anytime. Search for health answers with iTriage Health, Doctor, Symptom & Healthcare Search app. Find medications, diseases, and medical locations.
iTriage (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itriage-symptom-checker/id304696939
iTriage (Android) : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.healthagen.iTriage
CPR and Choking. Has video demonstration and audio instructions that you can quickly access. The first screen is two large buttons where you pick either CPR or Choking. Then you get the choice of adult/child/infant. Once you hit that, the video begins to play.
CPR and Choking (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/app/cpr-choking/id314907949
CPR and Choking (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.learncpr.videoapp
Road ID eCrumb for Apple and Android. This is one I use when off by myself running, biking or hiking. It’s a way of alerting people if something happens to me and I stop moving past a certain period of time. The all new Road ID App is a great tool for runners, cyclists, hikers, walkers and basically anyone not glued to their couch. With amazing features like eCrumb Tracking, a Stationary Alert, and a custom Lock Screen creator, the Road ID App is your perfect training partner. With the ability to track your workouts in real time, your friends and family can stay better connected whenever you head outdoors…delivering peace of mind like never before. Road ID eCrumb: https://www.roadid.com/ecrumbs
Compass. Your iPhone should already have a compass app on it. An interesting tidbit for Apple Compass: it has a second page that is essentially a level and gives you accurate readings on inclines.
Compass (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gn.android.compass&hl=en
Google Earth (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-earth/id293622097
Google Earth (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.earth
p style=”text-align: center;”>Key Emergency and Disaster Information Apps
Family Locator Android: GPS Tracker for Android. Family Locator simplifies life in the digital world by making it easy to stay connected to the people who matter most. With Life360 you can create your own groups, called “Circles,” of loved ones, friends, teammates — whoever matters most and chat with them in Family Locator for FREE. View the real-time location of Circle Members on a private family map that’s only visible on Family Locator. Receive real-time alerts when Circle Members arrive at or leave destinations (Eliminate disruptive “Where are you?” texts) Track stolen phones or lost phones.
Family locator Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.life360.android.safetymapd
Emergency Alert System for Apple: Alert, track and notify loved ones as well as 911 in an emergency situation. Silent Beacon provides you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you and your loved ones are able to instantly connect. The emergency alert system for the digital age.
Emergency Alert System for Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/silent-beacon-emergency-alert/id933730960?mt=8
Red Cross Hurricane App. Be ready for severe weather with Hurricane by American Red Cross. Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.
Red Cross hurricane app (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hurricane-by-american-red/id545689128?mt=8
Red Cross hurricane app (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.hfa&hl=en
Earthquake Alert Android: See Magnitude 1.0+ from the U.S. and Magnitude 4.5+ earthquakes from all over the World.
Earthquake alert (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.joshclemm.android.quake&hl=en
Quake Free for Apple: QuakeFeed is the #1 Earthquake App for iOS. Quick and very easy to use. Nearby Alerts for earthquakes near you: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quakefeed-earthquake-map-alerts/id403037266?mt=8
Weatherbug: Get real-time weather conditions, forecasts, and accurate & animated weather maps for all the locations you care about. Plus, get the fastest alerts to severe weather including all NWS and NOAA watches and warnings.
Weatherbug (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/app/weatherbug-forecasts-radar/id281940292
Weatherbug (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aws.android
Disaster Alert is a free download providing mobile access to multi-hazard monitoring of and early warning for “Active Hazards” around the globe. Additional information and reports about hazards can be viewed and shared.
Disaster Alert (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disaster-alert-pacific-disaster/id381289235
Disaster Alert (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=disasterAlert.PDC
FEMA: The FEMA app is your one-stop-shop with tools and tips to keep you safe before, during, and after disasters. Stay updated with weather-related alerts from the U.S. National Weather Service. Upload and share your disaster photos to help out emergency managers. Save a custom list of the items in your family’s emergency kit, as well as the places you will meet in case of an emergency. Get tips on what to do before, during, and after over 20 types of disasters. And locate open shelters and where to talk to FEMA in person at Disaster Recovery Centers.
FEMA (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fema/id474807486
FEMA (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.fema.mobile.android
Flashlight. Flashlight (Apple): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flashlight-o/id381471023
Flashlight (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ihandysoft.ledflashlight.mini
Don’t just download them and ignore them. Take a moment to activate every one. Place the First Aid ones where you can easily find them in a medical emergency.
I hope you’ve found this useful. There will be more blogs coming on how to Prepare.
Here’s a link to my most popular blog in this matter: The Grab-n-Go Bag.
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