The new First-Aid
"Hopefully your phone is charged so you don't need electricity, if your electricity has gone out you can just click on your phone and find a safe place to take care of yourself and be safe" said Executive Director of the American Red Cross, Rock River Chapter Lisa Ramsby explained.
It's a feature from the new shelter and cooling sites app from the Red Cross.
"If you click on where you're at it gives you GPS directions to a shelter so it's quick, easy and you don't have to worry about getting lost," said Ramsby.
There's also a first-aid app available. Now information from hundreds of brochures and pamphlets on what to do in emergency situations is at your finger tips.
"It will walk you through there's also a button so if you go through the steps on how to deal with the emergency you can click the 911 button and it will take you to emergency services," explained Rambsy.
The app tells you what to do if someone suffers from heat stroke. Doctors say not to forget the obvious while celebrating the Fourth of July.
Dr. John Rudzinski Director of Medical Education at Rockford Health System advises "alcohol is a diuretic so it helps us lose water. Not a good choice in this environment."
Animations and videos make it easy to find out what to do when prescription medication causes side effects. Important factors when temperatures rise.
"Lots of medications including high blood pressure medication, anti-depressants and antihistamines may interfere with how the body regulates temperature," said Dr. Rudzinski.
The first-aid app can be downloaded on Androids and i-Phones. It's an easy, free way to stay safe if you find yourself in an emergency situation.
The Red Cross is now working on disaster apps to prepare people for hurricanes, earthquakes and tornados.