Emergency

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Distress Signal App

Distress Signal sends a text message to emergency services that includes your GPS coordinates, along with a maps link.

12/08/2014

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Distress Signal App

Distress Signal sends a text message to emergency services that includes your GPS coordinates, along with a maps link, in case you are not able to call for help.

09/11/2014

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Company Introduces ‘Panic Button’ For Cell Phones

The Panic Button, only available to Android users, works by selecting three contacts you trust who are able to act quickly in an emergency.

06/24/2014

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ICE BlueButton App

The ICE BlueButton app lets you plan for a disaster, setting up multiple ‘In Case of Emergency” (or ICE) contacts.

03/25/2014

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Worker Rescued After Falling Into 25 Foot Hole On A Ship

According to Bucks County Fire, a man was injured after falling into a 25 foot hole on a ship.

02/28/2014

First Aid Kit

The Emergency First Aid And Treatment Guide App

The Emergency First Aid and Treatment Guide app has easy to follow instructions on what to do for dozens of emergencies, ranging from burns and bites to CPR.

10/15/2013

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Twitter Launches New Emergency Alerts System

Social media site Twitter has launched a new alerts system that’s meant to give users reliable information in case of a major emergency.

09/26/2013

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City Of Philadelphia Advises Residents On What To Do If Ordered To ‘Shelter In Place’

During last week’s events in Boston, residents were told to “shelter in place,” which raises the question, would you know what to do if a similar order was issued in Philadelphia?

04/24/2013

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bSafe App

When you are in danger, bSafe lets you alert predefined contacts with the press of a button.

01/28/2013

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Gov. Corbett Introduces 2 New Programs For Use During Emergencies

“I sincerely hope that people never have to use these programs once they’re signed up, but I’m pleased that Pennsylvania now has these tools available to help people when they’re in dire need,” Corbett said.

11/09/2012

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Louisiana Emergency Managers Travel To Pa., NY And NJ To Help With Disaster Relief

The Louisiana team, including GOHSEP Director Kevin Davis and emergency managers form Calcasieu and St. Tammany parishes, left Tuesday for the East Coast.

11/07/2012

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Young Delaware Child Makes Life-Saving 911 Call

A seven-year-old Delaware girl has been credited with saving her mother’s life after placing a 911 call.

08/03/2012

The 4th of July Taste of America and AmericaFest

Officials In Camden County Ask Public To Reserve 911 Calls For Emergencies

Believe it or not, Camden County emergency operators get hundreds of calls every year around the Independence Day holiday asking where fireworks performances are and to get directions.

07/01/2012

Ambulance

When To Dial 911

You know that in case of an emergency, you call 911. But while it seems like a silly question, what is and what isn’t an emergency?

06/18/2012

Pet

3 On Your Side: Preparing For Pet Emergencies

An emergency situation with your pet can arise quickly and unexpectedly. Obviously you need to act fast for the safety of your pet but that doesn’t meant you should panic.

09/21/2011

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