9 Apps for Emergencies and Survival Tips for iPhone & iPad

August 7, 2012

First aid and survival apps are some of the most important to have on your phone or iPad because you may not always know what to do in case of an emergency. We’ve picked out the best emergency apps covering everything from first aid to wilderness survival to disaster alerts. Let us know which apps you like best in our comments section. 

iFirstAid Lite - for iPhone

  • Based on the award-winning First Aid Emergency Handbook
  • Covers CPR, bleeding, burns, choking and poisoning
  • Provides police, fire, ambulance and poison information center numbers for 99 countries
View on iTunes

SAS Survival Guide - for iPhone

  • The definitive guide to surviving any situation, anywhere in the world
  • Full text of the bestselling book
  • 16 videos providing invaluable survival tips from the author himself.
  • Survival checklist
View on iTunes

Pocket First Aid & CPR from the American Heart Association - for iPhone

  • Based on the American Heart Association Guidelines on CPR & Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • 34 videos and 46 high-resolution illustrations
  • Searchable content and reorganized to quickly find help in an emergency
  • Section to store your medical information including insurance, doctor and allergies
View on iTunes

Army Survival Book Collection - for iPhone & iPad

  • A collection of military field manuals which focus on survival and personal protection
  • Over 10,000 pages and illustrations
  • 24 books included in the app and each can be downloaded for free
View on iTunes

wikiHow: How to and DIY Survival Kit - for iPhone

  • Lifesaving articles that will guide you through life’s most difficult situations
  • Topics range from first aid to vehicle emergencies to self defense
  • View step-by-step photos
  • Watch  videos that accompany selected articles
View on iTunes

iTriage - for iPhone & iPad

  • Provides health information about diseases and symptoms
  • Medical guidance for emergency situations
  • Find the closest emergency room with directions and wait times
  • Option to connect to Google Health to maintain your health record
View on iTunes

GotoAID First Aid - for iPhone

  • Over 400 first aid topics for you and your pets
  • Provides a full disaster preparedness section
  • Easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations
  • Created for the non-professional responder
View on iTunes

Emergency Supply List - for iPhone

  • A comprehensive checklist of basic items you may need in the event of a disaster
  • Over 90 items in 7 categories ranging from First Aid Supplies to Documents and Keys
View on iTunes

Disaster Alert - for iPhone & iPad

  • Provides an interactive map of current and real-time hazards occurring around the world
  • Additional hazard information can be viewed and shared
  • Receive automatic updates every 5 minutes
  • Choose a preferred time zone
View on iTunes

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