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First Aid App: the Cure for Cabin Fever

Shoveling snow? School closed? Making snow angels?

Whether you are heading back into civilization or still hibernating, the American Red Cross First Aid App is an excellent resource for you to have on hand for winter emergencies.

Hypothermia info in first aid app

The free app includes step-by-step instructions, videos and animations on how to handle a variety of first aid situations, from cold weather emergencies like hypothermia and frostbite to sprains and strains due to shoveling snow.

Test your knowledge by taking quizzes and earn badges that you can share on your social networks. You’ll even find severe winter weather safety tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

The Hospital Locator is convenient if you are traveling, and the app is fully integrated with 9-1-1 so you can call EMS from the app in an emergency.

Preloaded content (also available in Spanish) allows you to access what you need even without mobile service.

Check out the latest review on the app from The Washington Post and text ‘GETFIRST’ to 90999 or search for ‘American Red Cross’ in your mobile app store to download it.

With just a simple download, you can have expert safety advice at your fingertips!

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