iPhone first aid app goes free
St John Ambulance has officially
announced its first aid iPhone app is now free to
download. The app, which gives life saving advice, has
already proved to be the difference between life and death.
Launched last year, the ‘St John
Ambulance First Aid’ app was an instant success
and has now been downloaded by nearly 43,000
people. And it seems the new technology has
already saved a life, as a mother got in touch to
say she was able to give first aid to her choking baby,
thanks to the app.
In time for winter
As well as advice for dealing
with major emergencies, such as choking or heart attacks,
the app also gives useful first aid guidance on
how to deal with effects of the cold, such as
hypothermia and frost bite.
St John Ambulance is urging iPhone users
to download the app so that they have the first aid
information they need to save a life or provide
support while waiting for help to arrive, particularly
important during winter months when ambulance waiting times may be
Life saving advice at the touch of a button
Sue Killen, CEO, St John
Ambulance, said: ‘We’d like to thank the thousands of people who
have already downloaded the app and made it possible for us to now
make it free. I hope that even more people will download it now. Up
to 150,000 people die in situations where first aid could have
given them the chance to live and we are determined to change this.
Being armed with the app could help you be the difference between a
life lost and a life saved.’
The app will be free to download from the
Apple App Store from Thursday 24 November.