Thursday, July 4, 2013

FIrst aid and disaster apps for your phone

 Until now, I've relied primarily upon Twitter feeds like @EarthquakeNews or @FEMA to give me information and instructions during disasters.

Here is a terrific review of mobile phone applications that range from first aid and CPR, to survival guides during earthquakes.  Here I should also note that my pal Chuck Valen pointed out the earthquake application from the American Red Cross to me a few months ago -- it's awesome!

The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) has also been developing a phone app, called First To See , which is still in test mode; and for which there will be additional enhancements.  Though first responders will be trained on the app, there's no reason that regular folk might not also find it useful.  Take a look and see what you think.

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