FAIRFIELD — A new, free “In Case of Emergency” app is being offered by Medic Ambulance that allows first responders to quickly access emergency information.
The difference between this app and others is that a banner is placed on the phone’s home or lock screen with emergency contact information. This contact person can provide first responders, such as paramedics, firefighters or police, with your lock code, thereby allowing emergency personnel to access the Medic Ambulance app.
The app can contain additional information, such as medical history, current medications, allergies, blood type and organ donation status, which is only accessible from the app after the phone is unlocked.
There is room for two emergency contacts. The app also provides a map and contact information to Medic Ambulance stations.
“It gives us lifesaving information that isn’t obtainable without it,” said Brian Meader, the quality assurance manager for Medic Ambulance.
The app is available for iPhones and Androids and can be downloaded by searching for Medic Ambulance in either the Apple Store or Google Play.