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IPHONE/IPAD APPS

GLOBAL

Disaster Alert

Disaster Alert

Disaster Alert is a free app for ipad/iphone developed by the Pacific Disaster Center. Current global disaster and active hazards on an interactive map and in a list as they are occurring around the globe. Includes Hurricane/Cyclone/Typhoon, Flood, Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcano. Additional hazard information can be viewed and shared.


Earthquake

Quake SOS

Quake SOS is a free app that will send you a notifications of earthquakes, the magnitude and location on a Google Map. If you need rescue, you can push a button to send an SOS with your GPS rescue coordinates to your friends, family, members and the app server. Or if you are safe, you can push a button to notify your friends and family members that you are OK. Available in the following languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish


Earthquake

This low cost Earthquake app will send you notification of earthquakes, the magnitude, and the location on a Google Map. It also lists the top 25 tweets from the earthquake location. Has direct links to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.



QuakeWatch

This low cost QuakeWatch app will send you notifications of earthquakes, the magnitude and location on a Google Map. It enables you to send quake information to yourself or others through email, Twitter, Facebook or SMS text messaging. The app also enables access to tsunami information.



Earthquake Buddy

Earthquake Buddy app will pin-point your location as soon as a 5.5+ earthquake strikes, and send an instant, geo-tagged mapped email to 4 chosen friends. If you live in a quake zone or have friends or family travelling through quake areas, Earthquake Buddy is a must-buy app. Using high-tech algorithms and by using community support and engagement, Earthquake Buddy helps find missing friends and loved-ones immediately after a quake.

Tsunami

Tsunami

This free Tsunami app will send you an early warning SMS if the location you are in is in the path of a tsunami wave. The Tsunami Early Warning app calculates tsunami wave propagation and sends you an SMS message if you are in danger. The message will include estimated time of contact with the wave, giving you a notice of the wave approaching.


Storm Surge

Tidal Predictions

tideApp is a global tide level predictor (also available for Android) is mainly designed for the boating and diving community, but could also be a useful information and awareness tool for people living in low lying areas close to the coast that are vulnerable to high tides and storm surges.



Emergency SOS

Red Panic Button

This low cost app allows you to send an SMS and email with your Google Map GPS coordinates to a list of contacts. It includes the ability to integrate with social media such as Twitter and Facebook, the ability to contact emergency services and be remotely accessed by the contacts (so someone looking for you can locate the phone even if you can't answer)


Buddy Guard

This is a free iPhone application for personal security. Alerting function: With two taps, your phone will begin recording images, audio, and your GPS location and sending them to a server in the cloud. It's like your own black box. No matter what happens to you or your device, the evidence captured will be sent to friends, family, or GEOS Response who can coordinate with local law enforcement, medical responders, or search and rescue teams if you fail check in.

  • Fall Detection: When activated, an alert is sent to friends, family, or GEOS the moment your body is in a free-fall without you ever having to press a button.
  • Crash Detection: When activated, an alert is sent the moment the phone detects an impact registering 5 G's or more. The average bike crash is 10 G's and the average car crash is 30 G's.
  • Emergency SOS: With the press of a button, your contact list will be immediately alerted and sent your GPS location.
  • GOES Response(Premium Upgrade):GEOS Response is a global 24/7 response team that can coordinate with law enforcement, medical responders, search and rescue no matter where you are in the world for less than .40 cents a day.

Download from iTunes for free


Crowd Sourcing

UN-Asign

This UN ASIGN app has been developed for crowd sourcing geo referenced photos and text from areas affected by larger humanitarian disasters to the United Nations entity UNITAR/UNOSAT. Seconds after you send a geo-picture it will be available in a map at the receiver side.

The input of geo-tagged visual information will help UNOSAT assess damages and situations from Space based satellite imagery in particular and will help various entities in the UN-system conduct operations. Selected images and data provided via this application will be integrated into professional on-line mapping portals and will normally be made available to the public.

Images provided by the Crowd will help affected countries, UN, EC, Red Cross family and NGOs to make better and faster decisions in disaster management.

More information is available on the UN website [1]


Emergency Recovery

Jointly

Jointly is a decentralized mobile application that helps communities self-organize disaster relief without relying on bureaucratic organizations. By directly connecting disaster victims with volunteers, Jointly allows individuals to request help through services and donations, and to find skilled volunteers who are available to fulfill those needs. This minimizes waste of resources, reduces duplication of services, and significantly shortens recovery time for individuals and communities. NB Under re-development.



USA

First Aid

First Aid by American Red Cross

The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand, with videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice. Features include:

Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through everyday first aid scenarios.

Fully integrated with 911 so you can call EMS from the app at any time.

Videos and animations make learning first aid fun and easy.

Safety tips for everything, from severe winter weather to hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes help you prepare for emergencies.

Preloaded content means you have instant access to all safety information at anytime, even without reception or an Internet connection.

Interactive quizzes allow you to earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your lifesaving knowledge.




Emergency Awareness and Preparation

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The FEMA App contains preparedness information for different types of disasters, an interactive checklist for emergency kits, a section to plan emergency meeting locations, information on how to stay safe and recover after a disaster, a map with FEMA Disaster Recovery Center locations (one-stop centers where disaster survivors can access key relief services) and Shelters, general ways the public can get involved before and after a disaster, and the FEMA blog. FEMA App




Evacution Shelters, Red Cross, USA

This app by the American Red Cross provides locations of evacuation shelters across the United States.




CPR Incidence Alert for trained volunteeers

PulsePoint empowers individuals, within covered communities, the ability to provide life-saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Application users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR. If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the application uses sophisticated location-based services to alert citizens in the vicinity of the need for CPR. The application also directs citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closest public access Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Currently covers the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District and the San Jose Fire Department service area both in Northern California, providing a virtual window into select 911 emergency communication centers worldwide and real-time access to emergency activity as it is occurring. Users can view active incidents, including the current response status of dispatched units and instantly pinpoint incident location on an interactive map. Curious as to where that fire engine or ambulance that just passed is headed? Is there an accident up ahead causing this traffic tie-up? Just tap the application to quickly find the incident location or plan an alternate route. A log of recent incidents and a photo gallery of significant events can also be easily accessed.

Additionally, users can choose to receive incident notification according to type when they are dispatched and listen in on live emergency radio traffic via this modern version of the traditional fire scanner.

Don’t live or work in a covered community? Stay tuned, many more cities and countries worldwide are working to bring the app to their citizens.


Arlington County Alerts

Arlington County Alerts delivers alerts posted by Arlington County, Virginia. These alerts include traffic incidents, severe weather warnings, government and school closures, metro disruptions and more. Users are able to select what type of alerts they would like to view in the app and also receive push notifications.





Hurricane

Hurricane

This Hurricane Tracker provides complete tracking with fast PUSH alerts, audio and video updates, dozens of maps, Real Time live updates & threat level maps.


Hurricane by American Red Cross


This Hurricane App by the American Red Cross enables you to monitor conditions in your area, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are afe even if the power is out. Features include:

  • One touch “I’m safe” messaging that allows users to broadcast reassurance to family and friends via social media outlets that they are out of harm’s way
  • Location-based NOAA weather alerts for the United States and its territories users can share on social networks
  • Remote monitoring of personalized weather alerts where family and friends reside
  • Locations of open Red Cross shelters
  • Simple steps and checklists people can use to create a family emergency plan
  • Preloaded content that gives users instant access to critical action steps even without mobile connectivity
  • Toolkit with flashlight, strobe light and audible alarm



Emergency Recovery

App for Hurricane Irene Cleanup Efforts - For Ordinary People Helping Ordinary People

  • Iphone App: [2]




Emergency SOS

Personal Safety - SafetyGrid

A Panic Button for iPhone and iPad. SafetyGrid is a Free Download via iTunes Works as a silent alarm for situations where you feel unsafe. Provides both automated alerts via SMS Text, Email and Automatic Voice Conference Calls as well as premium monitored services via GEOS Response Search and Rescue as well as Medevac Services. System works globally and is available for free download via iTunes in US and Canada.






AUSTRALIA

Disaster Alerts

EmergencyAUS (All States and Territories)

This app Emergency AUS delivers warning and incident information issued by official agencies across Australia, providing users with real-time access to official warnings, incident reports and public Sensory Observations™ to aid in better decision making during emergencies and disasters.

Features include:

Official emergency information sourced from state and territory emergency services and provided in real-time.

Multi hazard / multi risk incident and warnings information including Bushfire, Structure Fire and Planned Burns, Flood, Storm, Cyclone Tsunami, Smoke hazard, Hazardous Material, Rescue

View information on the map or in a list

Sort lists by distance from your current location, time or event status

Links to the official information sources

Enables the public to share comments, photos and videos of emergency situations in real-time to help keep others informed.

The public can also share information via their social media networks

Enables community to community support with the ability for the public to ask for or offer assistance with water, food, accommodation, electricity generators etc.

Enables the user to set watch areas for warnings and incidents in your area of interest


First Aid


Emergency Awareness & Preparation

DisasterWatch

This DisasterWatch app is an initiative of the Australian Government. It provides information about disaster related events and disaster resilience in Australia.

Please note that the application does not provide emergency warnings. DisasterWatch links to authorised websites of key emergency agencies in Australia. The information is updated approximately every 20 minutes when the device is online. DisasterWatch draws together existing public information from authorised sources.



Bushfire

EmergencyAUS

This app Emergency AUS delivers warning and incident information issued by official agencies across Australia, providing users with real-time access to official warnings, incident reports and public Sensory Observations™ to aid in better decision making during emergencies and disasters.

Features include:

Official emergency information sourced from state and territory emergency services and provided in real-time.

Multi hazard / multi risk incident and warnings information including Bushfire, Structure Fire and Planned Burns, Flood, Storm, Cyclone Tsunami, Smoke hazard, Hazardous Material, Rescue

View information on the map or in a list

Sort lists by distance from your current location, time or event status

Links to the official information sources

Empowers the public to share comments, photos and videos of emergency situations in real-time to help keep others informed.

The public can share information via their social media networks

Enables community to community support with the ability for the public to ask for or offer assistance with water, food, accommodation, electricity generators etc.

Enables the user to set watch areas for warnings and incidents in your area of interest


CFA FireReady (VIC)

FireReady is the official Country Fire Authority (CFA) iPhone app for bushfire information in Victoria.

The application puts CFA and Department of Sustainability & Environment bushfire information on your iPhone or iPad, enabling access to up-to-date bushfire warnings and advice.

Features include: Live incident map showing all current CFA and DSE planned burns, incidents and warnings issued for Victoria

Push notifications to push out incidents and planned burns to a user's phone when a new CFA or DSE incident or planned burn is received by the app and when the incident is within a 'FireWatch' zone (radius), set up by the user

Image capture enabling sharing of geocoded photos by a user. Shared photos will immediately be made publicly available

Integration of Department of Sustainability & Environment (DSE) planned burns

GPS integration to determine your current location and surrounding incidents

Emergency Warnings, Watch and Act, and Advice information as issued by the CFA and DSE

Share incidents and warnings with friends and family

View today's Fire Danger Rating map

View today's Total Fire Ban Status

Access official CFA FireReady materials including: - Household Bushfire Self-Assessment Tool - FireReady Kit - New Fire Ratings




Fires Near Me (NSW)

This is the official iPhone application of the NSW Rural Fire Service. It provides users with the ability to source information on fires near them using the 'Fires Near Me' function.

Features include:

Initially centres the map of NSW on your Current Position

Allows you to choose another location, e.g. the destination for your weekend holiday, and centres on that location

Lets you know if there is a fire within 50 km of your location

Displays any fires within a 10 km radius of your location

Allows you to see a list of the bush fires in NSW, sorted by their proximity to your location—the closest being sorted to the top of the list.



Volunteering

ReadyQld ReadyQld is a free iPhone App created to help Queensland community prepare for disasters and emergencies and to provide real time updates on emergency volunteering news and current opportunities.

The App also includes:

  • Videos for Emergency Preparation
  • Emergency Contacts list including social media contacts for emergency services
  • Checklist Stay/Go Kit



Big Help Mob

Big Help Mob app, described as a "flash mob app for volunteers" enables people to find volunteer events happening in their community (currently in Perth, Australia). It also enables you to share with your friends via Facebook and encourage them to join you.


NEW ZEALAND

First Aid and Emergency

The official New Zealand Red Cross First Aid and Emergency App.

Developed for Aotearoa as part of a global project by Red Cross’ Global Disaster Preparedness Centre.

FIRST AID – Vital advice from the world’s largest training provider Red Cross NATURAL DISASTERS – Preparation tips & instruction for emergencies in accordance with Civil Defence. PUSH NOTIFICATIONS – Stay informed when you need it most.

Preloaded content means you have instant access to all safety information at anytime, even without reception or an Internet connection.

The official New Zealand Red Cross First Aid and Emergency App. Developed for Aotearoa as part of a global project by Red Cross’ Global Disaster Preparedness Centre.

FIRST AID – Vital advice from the world’s largest training provider Red Cross NATURAL DISASTERS – Preparation tips & instruction for emergencies in accordance with Civil Defence. PUSH NOTIFICATIONS – Stay informed when you need it most.

Preloaded content means you have instant access to all safety information at anytime, even without reception or an Internet connection.

FIVE SECTIONS

LEARN Simple, easy-to-understand advice and frequently asked questions on everyday first aid scenarios. Videos, step-by-step instructions and animations make it fun and easy to pick up. The APP features up to date CPR and First Aid guidelines as set out by the New Zealand Resuscitation Council.

PREPARE Get expert tips on how to prepare for some of the most common emergency situations. Includes checklists on how to prepare and tips on what to do during a natural disaster in accordance with Civil Defence.

EMERGENCY This instantly accessible, step-by-step section gives you just enough information to know what to do in emergency first aid situations and allows you to call 111 from the app.

TEST Find out how much you’ve learned by taking interactive quizzes. Earn achievement badges and share them with your friends on Twitter and Facebook to show off your life-saving knowledge.

INFO Find out more about the life-saving work of New Zealand Red Cross, including volunteering opportunities, latest news and information on first aid courses



SINGAPORE

Emergency SOS

Singapore Red Cross - Rapid Rescue

Developed by JWT Singapore for the Singapore Red Cross Society, the app enables those with first aid training to register to receive push notifications if someone nearby is in need of their help. Smartphone owners – especially those who have or know someone with medical conditions – can also download the app and make an SOS call if they, an acquaintance or member of the public has a medical emergency.

When the large cross on the homescreen is pressed, the phone alerts any first aiders with the app to the location of the call via a map. GPS technology enables potential helpers to see the location and proximity of the person in need, as well as the shortest route to them. First aiders can choose to assist, phone the caller, phone an ambulance or reject the mission.

Those needing help are shown how many people are available nearby, along with their locations. If a call is initially accepted and then aborted, they are shown the option to resend the SOS, call an ambulance, or view details of nearby hospitals. Information about the Red Cross and registration for its first aid courses is also available within the app. It is currently available for free on the App Store and the developers are working on a version compatible with Android devices.

The Singapore Red Cross Society is encouraging every one of its 12,000 trained first aiders to download Rapid Rescue, offering victims an increased likelihood that someone will be able to help through the app.

Via Spingwise.com - original article can be found here.


ANDROID APPS

GLOBAL

Disaster Alert

Disaster Alert

A free android app developed by the Pacific Disaster Center. Current global disaster and active hazards on an interactive map and in a list as they are occurring around the globe. Includes Hurricane/Cyclone/Typhoon, Flood, Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcano. Additional hazard information can be viewed and shared.


ubAlert

ubAlert App ubAlertfor Android is free to download. It's the mobile version of the ubAlert.com web application and allows users to report, verify and monitor a wide range of disaster and emergency situations ocurring around the globe in real time and embellished with photos and video.



Emergency SOS

Red Panic Button

This low cost app allows you to send an SMS and email with your Google Map GPS coordinates to a list of contacts. It includes the ability to integrate with social media such as Twitter and Facebook, the ability to contact emergency services and be remotely accessed by the contacts (so someone looking for you can locate the phone even if you can't answer)


Crowd Sourcing

UN-Asign

This UN ASIGN app has been developed for crowd sourcing geo referenced photos and text from areas affected by larger humanitarian disasters to the United Nations entity UNITAR/UNOSAT. Seconds after you send a geo-picture it will be available in a map at the receiver side.

The input of geo-tagged visual information will help UNOSAT assess damages and situations from Space based satellite imagery in particular and will help various entities in the UN-system conduct operations. Selected images and data provided via this application will be integrated into professional on-line mapping portals and will normally be made available to the public.

Images provided by the Crowd will help affected countries, UN, EC, Red Cross family and NGOs to make better and faster decisions in disaster management.

More information is available on the UN website [3]



USA

First Aid

First Aid by American Red Cross

The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand, with videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice. Features include:

Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through everyday first aid scenarios.

Fully integrated with 911 so you can call EMS from the app at any time.

Videos and animations make learning first aid fun and easy.

Safety tips for everything, from severe winter weather to hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes help you prepare for emergencies.

Preloaded content means you have instant access to all safety information at anytime, even without reception or an Internet connection.

Interactive quizzes allow you to earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your lifesaving knowledge.



Emergency Preparation

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The FEMA App contains preparedness information for different types of disasters, an interactive checklist for emergency kits, a section to plan emergency meeting locations, information on how to stay safe and recover after a disaster, a map with FEMA Disaster Recovery Center locations (one-stop centers where disaster survivors can access key relief services) and Shelters, general ways the public can get involved before and after a disaster, and the FEMA blog. FEMA App

New tool called "Disaster Reporter" which allows you to upload GPS tagged photos from a disaster area to display on a publicly accessible map.



Ready TN

Ready TN promotes preparedness and provides situational awareness in Tennessee. The Ready TN mobile application promotes individual preparedness at the community level and provides situational awareness before, during and after emergencies. The application does not replace calling 9-1-1 for emergencies. It should not be used as a substitute for a weather-alert radio during potentially life-threatening weather conditions, such as tornadoes.

Frequently Asked Questions, click here: http://www.tnema.org/public/index.html


Ready Georgia - Georgia Emergency Management Agency

Ready Georgia - Georgia Emergency Management Agency is Georgia's official emergency preparedness application. Its goal is to provide mobile resource for Georgia residents to access accurate and timely information before and in the event of an emergency. Includes local weather, public health alerts, Ready Profile for customized emergency plans, nearby American Red Cross shelters, what to do during different types of emergencies, hurricane evacuation routes. Ready Georgia


CPR Incidence Alert for trained volunteeers

PulsePoint empowers individuals, within covered communities, the ability to provide life-saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Application users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR. If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the application uses sophisticated location-based services to alert citizens in the vicinity of the need for CPR. The application also directs citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closest public access Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Currently covers the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District and the San Jose Fire Department service area both in Northern California, providing a virtual window into select 911 emergency communication centers worldwide and real-time access to emergency activity as it is occurring. Users can view active incidents, including the current response status of dispatched units and instantly pinpoint incident location on an interactive map. Curious as to where that fire engine or ambulance that just passed is headed? Is there an accident up ahead causing this traffic tie-up? Just tap the application to quickly find the incident location or plan an alternate route. A log of recent incidents and a photo gallery of significant events can also be easily accessed.

Additionally, users can choose to receive incident notification according to type when they are dispatched and listen in on live emergency radio traffic via this modern version of the traditional fire scanner.

Don’t live or work in a covered community? Stay tuned, many more cities and countries worldwide are working to bring the app to their citizens.



Emergency Recovery

App for Hurricane Irene Cleanup Efforts - For Ordinary People Helping Ordinary People
  • Android App: [4]



AUSTRALIA

Disaster Alerts

EmergencyAUS

This android app Emergency AUS delivers warning and incident information issued by official agencies across Australia, providing users with real-time access to official warnings, incident reports and public Sensory Observations™ to aid in better decision making during emergencies and disasters.

Features include:

Official emergency information sourced from state and territory emergency services and provided in real-time.

Multi hazard / multi risk incident and warnings information including Bushfire, Structure Fire and Planned Burns, Flood, Storm, Cyclone Tsunami, Smoke hazard, Hazardous Material, Rescue

View information on the map or in a list

Sort lists by distance from your current location, time or event status

Links to the official information sources

Enables the public to share comments, photos and videos of emergency situations in real-time to help keep others informed.

The public can also share information via their social media networks

Enables community to community support with the ability for the public to ask for or offer assistance with water, food, accommodation, electricity generators etc.

Enables the user to set watch areas for warnings and incidents in your area of interest


Emergency Awareness & Preparation

DisasterWatch

This DisasterWatch app is an initiative of the Australian Government. It provides information about disaster related events and disaster resilience in Australia.

Please note that the application does not provide emergency warnings. DisasterWatch links to authorised websites of key emergency agencies in Australia. The information is updated approximately every 20 minutes when the device is online. DisasterWatch draws together existing public information from authorised sources.


Bushfire

EmergencyAUS (All States and Territories)

This android app Emergency AUS delivers warning and incident information issued by official agencies across Australia, providing users with real-time access to official warnings, incident reports and public Sensory Observations™ to aid in better decision making during emergencies and disasters.

Features include:

Official emergency information sourced from state and territory emergency services and provided in real-time.

Multi hazard / multi risk incident and warnings information including Bushfire, Structure Fire and Planned Burns, Flood, Storm, Cyclone Tsunami, Smoke hazard, Hazardous Material, Rescue

View information on the map or in a list

Sort lists by distance from your current location, time or event status

Links to the official information sources

Empowers the public to share comments, photos and videos of emergency situations in real-time to help keep others informed.

The public can share information via their social media networks

Enables community to community support with the ability for the public to ask for or offer assistance with water, food, accommodation, electricity generators etc.

Enables the user to set watch areas for warnings and incidents in your area of interest



CFA FireReady (VIC)

Blackberry version: CFA FireReady App

FireReady is the official Country Fire Authority (CFA) android app for bushfire information in Victoria.

The application puts CFA and Department of Sustainability & Environment bushfire information on your mobile device, enabling access to up-to-date bushfire warnings and advice.

Features include:

Live incident map showing all current CFA and DSE planned burns, incidents and warnings issued for Victoria

Push notifications to push out incidents and planned burns to a user's phone when a new CFA or DSE incident or planned burn is received by the app and when the incident is within a 'FireWatch' zone (radius), set up by the user

Image capture enabling sharing of geocoded photos by a user. Shared photos will immediately be made publicly available

Integration of Department of Sustainability & Environment (DSE) planned burns

GPS integration to determine your current location and surrounding incidents

Emergency Warnings, Watch and Act, and Advice information as issued by the CFA and DSE

Share incidents and warnings with friends and family

View today's Fire Danger Rating map

View today's Total Fire Ban Status

Access official CFA FireReady materials including: - Household Bushfire Self-Assessment Tool - FireReady Kit - New Fire Ratings




Fires Near Me (NSW)

This is the official android application of the NSW Rural Fire Service. It provides users with the ability to source information on fires near them using the 'Fires Near Me' function.

Features include:

Initially centres the map of NSW on your Current Position

Allows you to choose another location, e.g. the destination for your weekend holiday, and centres on that location

Lets you know if there is a fire within 50 km of your location

Displays any fires within a 10 km radius of your location

Allows you to see a list of the bush fires in NSW, sorted by their proximity to your location—the closest being sorted to the top of the list.



NEW ZEALAND

First Aid & Emergency

The official New Zealand Red Cross First Aid and Emergency App. This free android app was developed for Aotearoa as part of a global project by Red Cross’ Global Disaster Preparedness Centre.

FIRST AID – Vital advice from the world’s largest training provider Red Cross NATURAL DISASTERS – Preparation tips & instruction for emergencies in accordance with Civil Defence. PUSH NOTIFICATIONS – Stay informed when you need it most.

Preloaded content means you have instant access to all safety information at anytime, even without reception or an Internet connection.

FIVE SECTIONS

LEARN Simple, easy-to-understand advice and frequently asked questions on everyday first aid scenarios. Videos, step-by-step instructions and animations make it fun and easy to pick up. The APP features up to date CPR and First Aid guidelines as set out by the New Zealand Resuscitation Council.

PREPARE Get expert tips on how to prepare for some of the most common emergency situations. Includes checklists on how to prepare and tips on what to do during a natural disaster in accordance with Civil Defence.

EMERGENCY This instantly accessible, step-by-step section gives you just enough information to know what to do in emergency first aid situations and allows you to call 111 from the app.

TEST Find out how much you’ve learned by taking interactive quizzes. Earn achievement badges and share them with your friends on Twitter and Facebook to show off your life-saving knowledge.

INFO Find out more about the life-saving work of New Zealand Red Cross, including volunteering opportunities, latest news and information on first aid courses.


APPS FOR PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY

Visit the Accessibility Toolkit for Emergency smartphone apps for people with a disability


APPS FOR EMERGENCY MANAGERS

More apps are featured here: article on apps for EM


Emergency Management App This app from Honeycomb includes the key components of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and more. ICS is a FEMA approved emergency management plan used by over 150,000 organizations across the United States. In it’s Android tablet iteration, NIMS ICS provides first responders with instant go-anywhere access to vital emergency management information.


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