Nowadays, people carry their smartphone everywhere and use it for calling, texting, taking pictures or ordering food etc. But have you ever thought, that your phone can also be useful in any emergency? Yeah, we’ve sure forgotten that smartphones could be a real life-saver in case of any dire situation we might face.
An emergency is a set of circumstances that pose risk and threat to your life, heath, property and environment. Injury, heart attack, stroke, natural calamities, theft, fire, accident etc. could strike any time and we must always be prepared.
There are numerous applications available on Google Play Store and App Store which will protect and guide you to deal with such situations. Here we have discussed about top five Emergency apps for smartphones that could help you to save your life in case of an emergency.
1. Disaster Alert
Disaster Alert is a free app which helps you to monitor the activity, like what is happening around you and your country. If you select your location, this application allows you to look around the map and informs you about the active hazards occurring across the globe. You can also view and share the information of early warnings for “Active Hazards” with your friends and family members and keep a track of how long alert has been active and how crucial it is.
2. First Aid by American Red Cross
The American Red Cross First Aid app gives you expert advice to handle your everyday first aid emergency situations by your own. This application guides you by simple step by step instructions that what best you can do to save someone’s life. Heart stroke and related content are included in learning and interactive quiz, which allows you to earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your lifesaving knowledge.
3. Red Panic Button
Red Panic Button is a universal app that allows you to press the Red Panic Button when you are in trouble so that you can send an emergency message or email with your address and location to your family in just one touch. This app is GPS based or coarse GSM based. You can enable the app to post on your Facebook or Twitter account as well.
4. ICE: In Case of Emergency
This application is one of the best applications which stores the essential information for first responders and hospital staff to use in case of an emergency including your contacts, insurance information, your doctor’s name and contact number, vaccinations, allergies and medical history. This app can be accessed even when your phone is locked. This app is available in 13 languages.Get it for Android
5. Winter Survival Kit
This app is for those people who live anywhere that has chilling cold weather. Whenever they are stuck in such cold weather conditions, this app will help to find your location to notify your kith and kin or to call 911. Winter Survival Kit will give you alerts in every 30 minutes to check your exhaust pipe for snow buildup and to calculate that how long you can run your engine to keep yourself warm and stay safe from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Make sure you don’t totally rely on these apps and have a backup plan as well. If you are in an emergency and something does not feel right, always trust your instinct and do what you think is right for you.
Because Precaution Is Better Than Cure!