Must-Have Emergency Apps
If you’re anything like me, you have your phone within arms reach for most of the day. It can cure boredom, provide an instant distraction, and help you connect with friends and family down the street or across the country.
It could also save your life.
You know the phrase, “There’s an app for that”? It is totally true. But for every Candy Crush there’s an app that truly can enrich your life by helping keep you and your family safer. Check out our list of must-have apps below to see what we mean.
- ICE Standard – ICE Standard is an emergency card app. It lists an individual’s medical history, emergency contacts, insurance details, blood type, allergies, and so on.
- Red Cross – The Red Cross offers an entire family of apps that help you understand, prepare for, and respond to national disasters, medical emergencies, and various other events.
- 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.
- Nixle – Nixle is a community information service used by the San Angelo Police Department to help you stay connected to the information that’s most important to you. SAPD’s Nixle alerts include heavy-traffic warnings, accident reports, police activity, and community events. Each message just helps you stay in the know, and keeps you a little safer. Though not actually an app, it’s still a must-have.
What do you think? Which apps did I miss?