5 Apps That Could Save Your Life One Day
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You don’t have to habitually watch the news to know that tragedies happen on a day-to-day basis throughout the country. These apps could be your saving grace if you were ever to be involved in one of these dangerous situations.
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It’s hard to keep a cool head in a heated situation. With this app, you will be able to learn what moves to make in the midst of a disastrous crisis. Allergies, asthma attacks, bleeding, broken bones, and burns are just a few of the travesties that this app can walk you through. There are tutorial and instructional videos, FAQs, diagrams, and other tidbits for you to study. They also include a big red 911 button that you can use to automatically call your local precinct.
ICE (In Case of Emergency) Standard provides a shortcut on your unlock screen that links to your emergency contacts. This allows first responders to have access to your vital information in the rare event that you are incapacitated upon their arrival. The information includes your contacts, medical conditions, age, and blood type. The shortcut on your unlock screen enables the first responders to access your information without using your password to unlock your phone.
This app utilizes your GPS to alert dispatchers of your whereabouts during a crisis. There is an “on my way” feature that shows how close the dispatchers are to your location. Patronus automatically forwards your address and coordinates to the first responders when you dial 911.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is a governmental bureaucracy that coordinates responses to large disasters that occur throughout the United States. If you live in a location that is prone to mother nature mishaps, then this app will be extremely helpful for you. It provides valuable information in case you are ever caught in the midst of a tornado, flood, earthquake, or other natural disaster. It can also locate any local safety shelters that provide safety for natural disasters.
You’ll never know when you’ll need to shine some light on the situation. Sometimes the light of your home screen just doesn’t suffice, and you need something brighter. Luckily, the Droid Light uses your camera’s flash as an LED flashlight that will save you in times of darkness.