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New “Wildfire” Phone App from ARC

Be ready for wildfire with Wildfire by the American Red Cross. Get the latest state-by-state Wildfire news and updates, prepare your family, home and pets, let loved ones know that you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an area that is susceptible to wildfires or has loved ones that do.    

 From your mobile phone, call **REDCROSS (**73327677) and we will send you a link to download the iPhone / Android app or visit iTunes or Google Play app stores.

Features

  • Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even before/during/after wildfires, even if no data connectivity.
  • Wildfire News section with state-by-state links to all fire-fighting agencies’ Twitter feeds and websites ensuring the most recent developments on current wildfires.
  • Click-to-call access to your state’s 511 network for the latest traffic information in case of evacuation
  • 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.
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