Red Cross Mobile Apps – Teaches Preparedness


The Red Cross has been helping people throughout the world without discrimination for well over 100 years. They provide training and teach people about preparedness to keep everyone educated and safe.

I recently stumbled upon their page and saw that they provide a variety of apps that you can download on your phone or tablet to help you be prepared and also to gain information that you can use in everyday life.

Here are some useful apps:

First Aid

Red Cross First Aid Mobile App

The app allows you to have instant access to information on handling the most common first aid emergencies.


  • Easy to use Spanish language toggle to switch translation directly inside the app.
  • Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through everyday first aid scenarios.
  • Fully integrated with 9-1-1 so you can call EMS from the app at any time.
  • Videos and animations make learning first aid fun and easy.
  • Safety tips for everything, from severe winter weather to hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes help you prepare for emergencies.
  • Pre-loaded content means you have instant access to all safety information at anytime, even without reception or an Internet connection.
  • Interactive quizzes allow you to earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your lifesaving knowledge.

Google Play DownloadDownload at Apple Store




Pet First Aid

Red Cross Pet First Aid Mobile App

Learn veterinary advice to help your pet for everyday emergencies.


  • Convenient toggle between cat and dog content.
  • Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand.
  • Prepare and protect your pet’s health with advice on administering medication, time to say goodbye, behavioral help and how to act in a disaster situation.
  • Early warning sign checker for preventive care.
  • Programmable veterinary contact number to be available when needed throughout the app.
  • Learn first aid steps for over 25 common pet situations through a combination of text, video and images, in addition to identifying common toxic substances.
  • Locate your nearest emergency vet hospital or pet-friendly hotels.
  • Respond to pet emergencies with “how to” videos for the common and stressful emergency situations inclusive of size specific CPR techniques.
  • Customize multiple pet profiles and set veterinary appointments.
  • Interactive quizzes allow you to earn badges that you can share with your friends along with a picture of your pet.

Google Play DownloadDownload at Apple Store





Earthquake App

Red Cross Earthquake Mobile App

This app alerts you when an earthquake occurs and allows you to find help and let others know you’re safe even if the power is out.


  • Easy to use Spanish language toggle to switch translation directly inside the app.
  • Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even before/during/after an earthquake, even if no data connectivity.
  • Get notified when an earthquake occurs; see the intensity impact to your area or those of loved-ones with notifications generated by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
  • 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 earthquake knowledge with interactive quizzes.
  • See an illustrated history of earthquakes in your area.
  • Know how to what to do about food and drinking water when your area has been impacted by floods and power outages.

Google Play DownloadDownload at Apple Store





Monster Guard

Red Cross Monster Guard Mobile App

This is a fun game for kids to learn all about preparedness for real-life emergencies. This one is more for younger kids from ages 7 to 11 but others will still enjoy this.


  • In Monster Guard you can:
  • Play through 14 fun training sessions.
  • Roleplay as 5 different characters in simulated training environments
  • Beat your high score and earn badges
  • Learn about preventing home fires and wildfires
  • Prepare for emergencies like tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods
  • Gather supplies for your family emergency supplies kit
  • Learn how to cope with stressful situations
  • Watch fun animations packed with important information

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Final Thoughts

These are pretty good apps to have in case you need some immediate information on how to handle an emergency. Even if you don’t have access to the internet, as long as you have the app downloaded to your phone you’ll be able to look up valuable information at the touch of your fingertips. I highly suggest you download these apps as I can see them being very handy during an emergency.

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  1. Basem

    I loved reading this article, well done!
    It covers everything with perfect detail. I will bookmark this page because it’s really important to know these kind of stuff and you will help a lot of people. Thank you! :)

    1. Andy (Post author)

      Thanks a lot! It really helps to spread the word so more people can be aware and safe. Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Roger


    What terrific apps! These are so amazing! I love how they include videos and photos and advice, right through the app. And being able to switch to emergency contact is incredible. These apps are, simply put, must haves!

    And it’s great that they include an app for pets. Very useful.

    I love the earthquake app. Being able to communicate has certainly come a long way since 1989! As I’ve said previously, I was in San Francisco during the 1989 earthquake. It was VERY difficult to get the word out that my wife and I were both safe and sound. We didn’t have a cell phone. And I THOUGHT the landline phone was dead. But I later learned that it was simply that so many people were using the phone, there was no available dial tone! You had to wait 15 to 20 minutes to get a dial tone. THEN you could make a call! I called one member of my family in Vermont, and had that person contact everyone else.

    So great find! Thanks for sharing these awesome apps!

    I’m gong to download them now!


    1. Andy (Post author)

      Thanks Roger! You’re right, technology has come a long way and with the help of these apps hopefully it’ll help keep more people safe.


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