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BC EMERGENCY - Campus Preparedness & Emergency Information

Preparedness Mobile Applications

NOTE: Boston College does not promote/endorse any of these applications. They are listed for individual review and are only suggestions. Don't forget our BC mobile page!:


Hands Only CPR - FREE on iTunes & Android (7MB) - Quick instructions from the American Heart Association about how to perform rapid CPR on an adult who suddenly collapses.  No prior training is needed.


American Red Cross First Aid - Free on iTunes & Android - Comprehensive First Aid and Emergency Guide.  Includes disaster preparedness & recovery instructions, assembling a disaster supply kit and more.

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Pocket First Aid and CPR - iTunes & Android - American Heart Association brings you instructions about what to do during a medical emergency.  First aid procedures, your medical and insurance information and even in case of emergency (ICE) on your lock screen.


ELERTS - Free on iTunes & Android -  Receive emergency alerts on emergencies occuring anywhere in the U.S.  Customize which locations you monitor and types of events to be alerted for.  Forward alerts and other details to others or let them know you are okay.


ping4alerts! - Free on iTunes & Android -  Receive hyperlocal alerts on emergencies occuring wherever you and your smartphone are.  Forward alerts and other details to others via social media and email.

Federal Mobile Sites - Specifically designed for mobile devices.

FEMA Mobile - Federal Emergency Management Agency mobile website.  Find information about how to prepare for emergencies and what to do after an emergency happens.

NWS Mobile
- National Weather Service mobile website.  Look up various weather information such as forecasts, radar images, satellite pictures and other information for various locations around the U.S.