New from the American Red Cross: First Aid App

Here is something really cool from the American Red Cross:  a smartphone app (iPhone and Android). 

The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Available for iPhone and Android devices, the official American Red Cross First Aid app offers videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.

Join 600,000 others and download it to your phone.

While you are on their site, check out the app for hurricanes and the shelter finder apps.  Interestingly using a 3G or 4G phone is possible even in a disaster.  We saw that people in Japan during the tsunami of a couple of years ago were still able to use their phones to report conditions at their locations because this type of system works from satellites as well as cell phone towers.

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