RED CROSS LAUNCHES FREE EMERGENCY APP

By June 2, 2015Tourists

ThinkstockPhotos-510373583The American Red Cross has released an all-inclusive Emergency App giving people instant access to weather alerts, life-saving information, and ways to contact family and friends in one free, easy-to-use app for mobile devices.

The app provides expert advice on what to do in case of disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and floods.

“Family Safe” is a new feature that allows the app user to notify loved ones who are in an area affected by an emergency or disaster.

The recipient can instantly see the alert details as well as specific “what to do now” steps, and then respond with either “I’m safe” or “I’m not safe.” This feature works even if the recipient has not downloaded the Emergency App.

OTHER IMPORTANT FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Emergency first aid information for situations such as heart attacks, heat-related emergencies as well as water safety information.
  • Preloaded content so users can access guidance from Red Cross experts even without mobile connectivity.
  • Step by step directions on how to make a family emergency plan

The “Emergency by American Red Cross” app is available in app stores for smartphones and tablets or by going to redcross.org/apps.