A lot can go wrong on a farm. From scratches and bruises to heat exhaustion or even dismemberment, farming is one of the most dangerous professions out there. With this in mind, the American Red Cross has partnered with Monsanto to provide life-saving information specific to farms and rural life on its First Aid app.
Auger, tree stand, electrical, grain bin, sun and other safety topics are all covered in the Rural Safety section of the app. When combined with general first aid information found on the app, such as heat stroke, poisoning, bleeding and other first aid topics, an individual can prepare for or assess a number of emergency situations.
The app provides information through videos, tips and interactive quizzes. And once it’s downloaded, you don’t need an Internet connection to access the data, an important factor in rural areas. The information is also available in English or Spanish.
The app is free and you can download it by texting the word “GETFIRST” to 90999, searching “American Red Cross” in the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon Marketplace or by going to redcross.org/apps.