There may be a lot of frivolous apps out there, but not all of them are. There are many out there that will even help you in emergency situations. We would like you to be prepared, so we have defined three apps that will not just help you in small emergencies, like your car breaking down, but larges ones as well, like tornadoes.
AroundMe has existed for quite a while, but it remains to be a top locator app. With it, you can find everything from the nearest gas station to the nearest bank. It’s easy to see how AroundMe might help in case of an emergency. Say your toddler is sick, you’re in a unfamiliar city, and you must find a hospital as soon as possible. Just go to the app, select the category that you need – in this case, “Hospital” – and find the nearest medical provider to you. It’s little shock that many consumers consider AroundMe to be a must-have app.
CPR & Choking
The name of this app says it all: CPR & Choking provides you with tips and full-fledged lessons on how to cope with an individual who is choking or who isn’t breathing. It can be especially handy if you have never taken CPR classes or have forgotten what you’ve learned. This app, which is free, was made by the University of Washington and King County EMS to save lives. It contains a variety of videos that tell you what to do if someone you know is in the middle of a medical emergency or cardiac event.
Emergency Radio Free
What if there’s an armed criminal on the loose in your community? What if a tornado has been spotted? You can stay informed with Emergency Radio Free, an app that allows you to access hundreds of police, fire, weather, as well as other live emergency radio feeds from across the country. It’s easy, too, to identify and tune into radio feeds in your specific community. You may also save radio feeds to a favorites area to enable you to access them quickly should an emergency strike.
Nothing can truly safeguard you against emergencies, but these apps can help you stay aware and be prepared if something were to happen. They can give you a little more piece of mind.