There are times you might find yourself in situations wherein you might need immediate assistance. Some examples of these situations are getting stranded in the middle of nowhere due to a trouble with your vehicle or needing medical assistance for you, your companion, or a complete stranger. To help get yourself out of such situations, you use a mobile phone. Before people started using mobile phones, they used a two way radio. Here, one can see that a mobile phone is not just used to transact business with customers or with one’s business partners; it can also be used to save lives such as yours.
There are now several apps that you can download into your mobile phone service and use it in case of emergencies such as those that were mentioned earlier. Here are some of them.
Prepare for a Possible Occurrence of an Earthquake
One such app is the one that was developed by the American Red Cross. This app which you can download for free enables your mobile phone alert you when a common natural disaster may suddenly occur. As a result, you can prepare for it in advance. Here are other benefits that you can get from using the said app.
According to the article In Case of Emergency: My Cellphone Knows What to Do, the app has a main page with a big alert button. Upon clicking this button, you will be shown information on global earthquake activity; it may even show you possible earthquake activities in places which you have programmed into the app. These pieces of information allow you to make the necessary preparation just in case the place you live in happens to be included in the list of possible places that could be affected by the earthquake. Making advance preparations for such disaster enables you to save your life and that of your loved ones and neighbors.
The article further states that the app does no only warn you of the possible occurrence of an earthquake in the place you live in; it also shows you a list of the things that you should do just in case you experience such a disaster. Furthermore, the app also covers other emergencies such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and wildfires.
Be able to Deal with Medical Emergencies
Aside from the app that was developed by the American Red Cross, there is also an app that enables you to deal with medical emergencies. This app is the Army First Aid which provides you with information on different emergency situations such as injuries, shock, and snake bites. To make it easy for you to find what you need, the pieces of information are arranged in chapters very much like what you find in books. The information in each section is written in English and illustrated as well. You might be turned off by the way instructions are presented since they are rendered in brusque military style.
An alternative to this app would be the Pocket First Aid and CPR. Though the app covers only a few emergencies where it can be used, it offers step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow. So you can use the app with great ease for everyday situations.
In addition to the mentioned apps, there are also other apps that can turn your mobile phone into a beacon signal. The app named Flashlight O enables you phone to send out a bright light or an S.O.S. in Morse code. Having these apps in your mobile phone gives you that feeling of total security. That’s because you know that in case of any kind of emergency, you can always rely on your mobile phone to enable to you to get help wherever you may be.