Life saving – now there’s an app for that

Posted on 27. Jun, 2012 by

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know I’ll mention the American Red Cross from time to time. I think they do great work, and I’ve seen many families in Wise County helped by the organization.

Well now the American Red Cross has come up with something I think is pretty cool. They’ve launched their official first aid app for the smart phone.

It’s simple: the app puts first aid information at your fingertips. According to a news release, the app features include step-by-step instructions for everyday first aid scenarios, prioritized steps to take during an emergency including a 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 preparedness tips for a range of conditions including severe winter weather, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes, and preloaded content that gives instant access to all safety information at any time.

And it’s free.

Check out this website and be sure to click on the video to see the app in action.

But the Red Cross reminds people that the app is not a substitute for training. The Red Cross trains an average of 9 million people a year in first aid, water safety and other skills.

The app is available for iPhone and Android users in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android. Search for American Red Cross.

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