First Aid for Android helps you help others in emergencies

Martin Brinkmann
May 1, 2013
Updated • May 22, 2018
Apps, Google Android

I do not know about you but my last First Aid training that I received dates back to more than ten years ago. I forgot a lot that I was taught back then and would be hard pressed in emergency situations to do the right thing. Like with many things, you need regular training to stay on top of things.

Still, if you do not have the time or desire to refresh your first aid skills once per year or so at the very least, you do have a couple of options that can aid you in emergency situations.

First Aid by the American Red Cross is an application for Google Android devices that can assist you in times when others depend on you making the right decisions. The application is made up of four big parts more or less. You can use the first to learn about First Aid to know what to do in an emergency. The second part deals with doing the right things in an emergency situation. Lets take a look at both groups in details. The third helps you prepare yourself for emergencies, and the fourth comes in form of a test that helps you memorize the things that you have learned using the application.

When you open the learn tab you are presented with a list of possible scenarios that you need to pick one from. This ranges from bleeding and broken bones to choking, distress or heart attacks.When you open one of the learning modules you are presented with advice in video and text form.

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The advice is listed in order so that you know exactly what you have to do and in what order. The videos shown are shot and repeat more or less what the text states. You find related first aid information and a questions and answers section below that

A tap on prepare displays information and guides that help you during natural catastrophes like Earthquakes or Hurricanes, and day to day emergencies like fires or power outages. Many include a "before checklist" that you should work through to make sure you are well prepared for it. It also lists "during" information that provide you with tips what you need to do while it is happening,  and related information.

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The Emergency tab offers advice for the same emergencies that the learn tab offers but in compressed form. You only find the most vital information here and a learn more button that links to the learn section for the emergency that you are looking up. The videos displayed here have a play time between ten and 30 seconds.

What is neat is that it offers a button to call 911 so that you can tap on it to call and do not have to do that by your own.

The First Aid -American Red Cross app for Android is a helpful application that can help you help others in case of an emergency. It has been designed for people in the US but most information can also be used if you are not living in the US. The "call 911" buttons may not work in your country and all information that you find in the app are only available in English.

A first aid application is a must have on a phone in my opinion. You carry it around with you all the time anyway so that you can access vital information fast and do the right things at the same time in the right order.

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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments ( Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

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    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

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    I see the very concept of this as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [] and it appears there but as well here at []

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  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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