We are living in the world where perilous situations can happen to anybody, requiring emergency rescue assistance and relief operations. You might be on your way home from work and suddenly confront an unpredictable disaster or accident that you never imagined before.
In a time like this, communication technologies and social media tools emerge as a viable solution to respond to emergencies, connect with rescue specialists and maintain personal safety.
When Paris was attacked, Facebook immediately launched Safety Check tool that promoted users in affected area to confirm their safety. Users could share their safety status with their Facebook friend using the tool. After this incident, the demand and development of saviour mobile apps that serve as a life saver went high in emergency situations.
Here we have put together a list of 15 outstanding mobile apps that alert safety system and help you in emergency situations.
|First Aid and Emergency Techniques||Offline Survival Manual||ICE by Sylvain Lagache|
|Zello PTT Walkie Talkie||Citizen||My Earthquake Alerts|
|Emergency Plus||Medical ID||Life360|
|Disaster Alert||112 India||bSafe|
1. First Aid and Emergency Techniques
For any injuries big or small, first aid is the preliminary step taken to avoid any serious problem, if the injury is serious then first aid should be continued till advanced level care is available. First Aid and Emergency Techniques app is your perfect companion at the time of injuries.
First Aid and Emergency Techniques app consists of very simple and life-saving techniques that anyone can perform it without much hassle.
- It can be used in situations from sprains, electric shocks to heart attack.
- The content is systematically organized to easily access it without wasting much time.
- It consists of simple and life-saving techniques.
- It also includes clearing minor cuts and scratches.
2. Offline Survival Manual
Injuries can happen at any time and at any place and when someone a serious illness at the remote place then it is difficult to surf through the internet to get the first aid. In times like these, you can truly depend on the Offline Survival Manual which completely works in an offline mode.
It contains useful information such as how to build a shelter, how to make fire, find food and other lifesaving contents. You can not only use it in emergency situations but instead, you can use these apps during trekking, hiking, and etc.
- It has contents related to psychology from look at stress and natural reactions.
- It consists of a planning and a survival kit guide.
- It provides you with the guideline of basic medicines from wounds to medical emergencies.
- It also gives you information about the poisonous plants so as to avoid them during camping or trekking.
3. ICE by Sylvain Lagache
In uncertain times like these where the world is surrounded by a plethora of tangible and intangible enemies which can cause serious damage to human health, it is always advised to be prepared to face any kind of situation. ICE brings you an app of one of a kind. It contains all the necessary information about you in case of an emergency.
All the information will be available even on the lock screen in the form of notification. You just have to enable the notification on your lock screen of the device.
- It is also available in the dark themes.
- It consists of easy to navigate user interface which makes the process a lot easier.
- It doesn’t consist of any Ad.
- It is available in German and Italian languages as well.
4. Zello PTT Walkie Talkie
It’s time for you to turn your phone and tablet into a walkie talkie with its lightning-fast Push to talk radio app. It lets you talk to your people privately and it also lets you join the hot debate on the public channel.
Zello PTT Walkie Talkie provides you with a real-time streaming high-quality voice in order to stay updated. It also has public and private channel up to 6000, you can choose anyone and be a part of the debate.
- It consists of voice history.
- It has a feature of push notification.
- It works easily over 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile data.
- It also supports Bluetooth headset on selected phones.
- It also has an option to map hardware push to talk button.
The quest for an essential app which will be your forever companion in terms of the personal safety has come to an end, Citizen App brings you the COVID contact tracing, live safety alerts, and 24/7 access to help at just a tap of a button.
In the midst of a pandemic due to coronavirus, Citizen App will help you track who is being exposed to COVID so that you can take necessary precautions and stop spreading this intangible enemy.
- It will let you have a free-at home test of COVID if you receive a notification of exposure.
- Get real-time alerts about the crimes in your local area.
- Check into the app for the reason of police sirens in your area.
- It gives you the live videos of the breaking news.
- It lets you know if your friend or a family member is near a crime so that you alert them.
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6. My Earthquake Alerts – US & Worldwide Earthquakes
Being proactive to the problem will keep you in a safer position, especially when one has to encounter the act of god. Alerts of the earthquake by My Earthquake Alerts has put millions of people in a safer position in the US and the entire world without charging a single penny for providing a piece of lifesaving information.
My Earthquake Alerts will help you get all the necessary information through the push notification.
- It gives you a live earthquake map all over the world.
- The alerts are absolutely free of cost.
- The design of the user interface is very simple and easily navigable.
- It gives you an earthquake history from 1970.
- It helps you find the exact location, the distance of the earthquake away from you.
7. Emergency Plus
In emergency situations sending the location and time accurately to the emergency call-takers is very critical and Emergency Plus App makes the whole process easier and reliable. It helps you call triple zero (000) quickly and will notify your location to your dear ones.
With Emergency Plus you can now call the right people and the right time. Apart from your emergency contacts it also includes police assistance line numbers as an option.
- It notifies you if someone is seriously injured or needs medical assistance.
- It has built-in GPS functionality which allows you to send your physical location.
- The locations provided in the Emergency Plus are accurate and reliable.
- It will help you call the right people at the right time.
8. Medical ID
Conveying your health status during the emergency has been simplified. You can now use Medical ID to show your vital information like allergies, blood type, and medical contact which can be accessed through your lock screen during the time of emergency.
Medical Id is a free app however the upgraded version of the app will help you access more options and most importantly the upgrade needs to be done only once during the lifetime.
- It helps access the health records in the lock screen mode.
- The basic features can be accessed through the free version of it.
- This information is conveyed through the profiles.
- It gives information about the blood group and allergies.
9. Life360: Family Location Tracker
Sending a silent alert during the time of emergency is now easier with Life360, it helps you connect with the people who matter the most. Life360 has 24/7 emergency dispatch, for your loved ones, which is always in the call.
It is absolutely free for 7 days. Life360 enables you to share your real-time advanced location as well as the location history of 2 days.
- It provides 24/7 roadside assistance plus free towing for 50 miles.
- It helps in monitoring the credit.
- It provides identity theft protection to safeguard everyone’s digital information.
- It provides 500$ in stolen phone coverage.
10. EchoSOS – the new Echo112
This is one of the best apps for emergency situations, that helps by sending your location to the local emergency service, no matter where you are from. All you have to do is to install the app, dial an emergency number. The app will transmit your current location to the emergency services.
You can access information about nearby emergency rooms in your region, but this service is available only in selected areas.
- This app allows you to add personal emergency numbers.
- No need for the internet. In the offline mode, it will send the location through SMS.
- Easy access to nearby emergency centers.
- App services are available all across the globe.
Missionchef is a game that will allow you to create your own emergency call dispatch with just a tap of a button and also lets you choose where the police station and fire station are placed around the world.
This game grants you the vast customization and you can name all the vehicles and stations. With Missionchef you can also assign a specialist to a specific vehicle by setting up a training course.
- It lets you name the station and the vehicles.
- You can build a fire station anywhere you want across the globe.
- You can create an alliance with your friends if you love teamwork.
- It lets you share jobs to take the patients to hospitals.
12. Reanimation inc: Realistic Emergency ER Simulator!
There are a plethora of games in the market that campaign to be realistic but Reanimation inc is far ahead in the race in terms of its realistic simulation of different level real-life experience.
The game is designed in such a way that the fate of the patients is in your hands, you will be provided all the medical equipment which you might not even be aware of.
- It will first let you complete the intern test.
- You can play this phone even on a cheaper phone with low storage.
- It has 3d graphics in it.
- It helps you learn the things which you will learn in real life.
13. Disaster Alert
Disaster Alert is a free app that gives all the necessary information to the people which helps them stay safe and stay alive anywhere in this world. It provides information about over 18 different type of active hazards which happens across the globe.
This app will alert you by giving the notification. Along with the early warnings, it provides a situational analysis report. It has a simple easy to use map interface.
- It provides you with the update of earthquake, hurricane, floods and many more.
- It has a new animated layer of clouds, rainfall which gives the realistic touch.
- It is present in international languages as well.
- Its unique feature is that alerts are updated automatically.
14. 112 India
It is a government of India initiative which allows the victim to seek help from the volunteers through the 112 India app during the time of emergency. Its unique feature is that it sends the alerts to the local state emergency control room details like name, age, and emergency contact number of the victim.
112 India also sends the notification to the victim’s emergency contacts. Volunteers who are available in that area will be notified through a sound alert or the visual alert.
- It works across different states of our country.
- The response that a person gets is effective and efficient.
- It can easily be integrated with other emergency response systems.
- It enables you to keep track of the progress of the incidents.
15. bSafe – Personal Safety App
With the bSafe app, you can now take care of your loved ones by creating your own security network. It is trusted by thousands of users because it is reliable and is the most advanced mobile app, which gives accurate information.
bSafe lets you be the guardian of others, you can now receive the SOS alarms from your loved ones when they are in trouble.
- It lets you send the SOS even by saying a phrase.
- It lets you record the emergency video, automatically.
- It lets your friends follow you when you feel insecure.
- It sends your guardians your exact location.
- You can now receive a fake call through bSafe app to escape from an unpleasant conversation.
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No matter how much we avoid disasters, some events are inevitable. Even though you hope you don’t have to use them, there are certain emergency management mobile apps perfect to overcome such emergency situations.
These mobile apps discussed above either connect you to an Emergency management team, paramedics or your own custom-made network of close contacts in such situations.
At situations when you think your safety is endangered, you can quickly send SOS and notify your contacts using these emergency apps.