Top 10 Emergency Apps That Could Save your Life
It seems that today the majority of people never leave their house without their phones. Modern smartphones are about so much more than simply sending a text, taking a photograph or even making a basic telephone call. The range of various apps now available for download is vast, making our phones almost indispensable. As our smartphones are our most constant companion these days, why not turn them into potential lifesavers too, by downloading one of these emergency apps that one day you could well be thankful for.
1. ICE - In Case of Emergencies
This handy app stores emergency contact numbers in one easy-to-find place on your phone, giving paramedics and other emergency services access to contact details for your family, doctor or even insurance company. Additionally, you can also store details of any allergies you may suffer from and a list of current medications.
2. Disaster Readiness
Although some may consider it a disaster if they are unable to get their hands on the latest personalised Nokia Lumia 520 case, this app prepares you for the correct response in the event of an emergency situation such as loss of power, floods or fire.
3. Stop Disaster
If you happen to live in an area that is unfortunately prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, blizzards and flooding, this app takes you through the steps to build your own emergency kit in readiness for when disaster may next strike.
ire can be a particularly devastating occurrence, especially in areas where wildfires can spread exceedingly quickly. The Wildfire app gives details on how to best tackle small fires and the most efficient evacuation procedures in the event of large fires. In a nice touch, the app also provides support for those who may have lost their homes and possessions in a wildfire.
5. iMap Weather Radio
There is perhaps nothing more unpredictable than the weather. This clever app alerts you when a weather warning has been issued for your local area, even if you have your phone switched off at the time.
6. Disaster Alert
This is a truly global app. Disaster Alert provides the user with an interactive map of emergency events currently occurring around the world, such as hurricanes and earthquakes. This is the ideal app for those who travel on a regular basis.
7. Back Country Navigator
A standard PS will only get you so far. What happens when you veer off the main roads and venture on to less-travelled dirt tracks and walking trails Back Country Navigator will help guide you through these areas and is available for offline use if you plan in advance.
8. irst Aid and CPR
This is an official Red Cross app which offers expert advice on a host of medical matters, from basic first aid to the correct procedures for administering lifesaving CPR.
Rather than relying on various internet sources, which are often unreliable, iTriage offers expert advice on various medical conditions and, more importantly, gives details of nearby medical facilities and on- call doctors.
10. Red Panic Button
If you ever find yourself in an emergency situation in a remote location, this app sends your PS location via email or text to predefined emergency contacts simply with the press of a button. Smartphones can be lifesavers. The next time you purchase a new accessory for your phone, such as a personalised Sony peria case, take a look at the range of emergency apps available too. They could well save your life.