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Wildfire Mobile App to Deliver Safety Information

The American Red Cross has released its Wildfire App, which puts lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit wildfire prone areas.

This free app—available in English or Spanish—is the fourth in a series created by the American Red Cross, for use on both iPhone and Android platforms.

According to the American Red Cross, the Wildfire App comes after the First Aid, Hurricane and Earthquake Apps, which have more than 1.2 million users.

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“It is vital that people know what to do to help protect themselves, their loved ones and their property from wildfires,” said Scott C. Somers, Ph.D., member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council and fire management expert based in Arizona.

“App users have instant access to our ‘Blaze Tracker’ features so they know what to do before, during and after wildfires and make the critical decisions that can save lives.”

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This year, the Red Cross has launched 11 large wildfire relief operations spanning 10 states. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, as of October, wildfires have burned 8.8 million acres in the United States this year.

The Wildfire App can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross.

Photo courtesy: American Red Cross

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