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Red Cross free Wildfire App joins their First Aid, Hurricane and Earthquake Apps

Jun 17

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6-17-2013 at 7.06.45 AMLast October, the American Red Cross released a free Wildfire App for iPhone and Android platforms, which allows users to track blazes this summer.

Features:
• Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even before/during/after an wildfire, even if no 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.

The App joins the Red Cross First Aid, Hurricane and Earthquake Apps, which have more than 1.2 million users.

The programs can be downloaded via the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for Android.

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