Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The American Red Cross Launches "Wildfire" App

(Photo credit: The American Red Cross)

The American Red Cross launched their "Wildfire" mobile application this week. Consider sharing this application with members of your community during your pre-season meetings.

Application Features
  • Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do before/during/after an wildfire, even without data connectivity. 
  • Get notified about current wildfires or wildfire-conducive weather. 
  • Let family and friends know you are okay with the customizable “I’m Safe” alert for Facebook, Twitter, email and text. 
  • Find open Red Cross shelters in your area when you need help. 
  • Stay safe when the lights are out with the Toolkit, including a strobe light, flashlight and audible alert functions. 
  • Prepare for the worst by learning how to assemble an emergency kit for your family in the event of power outage or evacuation. 
  • Empower your family to stay safe and remain calm in an emergency by learning how to make and practice an emergency plan. 
  • Earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your wildfire knowledge with interactive quizzes. 
  • See an illustrated history of wildfires in your area.

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