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USCG Auxiliary Mobile Safety App

Mon, 16 Nov 15   Posted by: Timothy Czeisel

USCG Auxiliary Mobile Safety App

The USCG Boating Safety App features include:

Find the latest safety regulations
Request a vessel safety check
Check your safety equipment
File a float plan
Navigation Rules
Find the nearest NOAA buoy
Report a hazard
Report pollution
Report suspicious activity
Request emergency assistance

Link to App download & App information. 

Smart 911

Mon, 16 Nov 15   Posted by: Timothy Czeisel

Smart 911 site (Now mobile friendly) 

App Site Link: https://safety.smart911.com/

Smart 911 is a great service that we already have available to us on Long Island. In short, It allows you to build a personal profile of your self that will come up when you call 911 for the dispatcher to see. This can tell them vital information about you even if you can't speak. The site is secure and it allows you to upload information such as:

1. Your address.

2. A short bio of yourself such as age, medical information, and blood type. 

3. Pictures of your house (available on google street view if you don't have one) 

4. Location of the closest fire hydrant to your home (you can also add a picture). This is great incase the snow is covering it when Fire Dept/ Police arrive.

5. Name, ages, and medical conditions of those who live in your home.

6. Any pets in your home. 

7. What vehicles your drive, Descriptions of them, and plate numbers. (What I like about this is if your car was ever stolen you wont need to know your plate number when you call 911.

 

"How Does Smart911 Work?

Smart911 allows citizens to provide the additional details that 9-1-1 call takers may need in order to assist them during an emergency. When you dial 9-1-1 today the information received by the 9-1-1 call center can be limited based on the type of phone you are calling on. With Smart911, anytime you make an emergency call from a phone registered with your Safety Profile, the 9-1-1 systems recognizes your phone number and automatically displays your profile on the screen of the call taker who receives your call.

At a time when you may be panicked, or unable to communicate, or it could be unsafe to communicate, Smart911 ensures that the details you would need to tell 9-1-1 are immediately available in the event you cannot verbally provide them. Smart911 is free, private and secure. Please review our Privacy Policy for further information.

Why should I use Smart911?

Smart911 can help protect you, your loved ones, and other members of your household. By creating a Safety Profile with Smart911 during a calm moment, you can take the time to ensure that the information is correct and accurate and exactly what you would like to be communicated to emergency response teams in an emergency. Smart911 is free to all citizens.

Where is Smart911 available? When I call 9-1-1 will they get my information?

Although Smart911 is a nationwide service, it is not available in every municipality yet. Automated delivery of a Safety Profile to local law enforcement, medical and fire responders is dependent on local public safety agencies installing the Smart911 technology. Even if the service is not yet available in your home or work jurisdiction, we encourage you to create a Smart911 profile, since you may travel into an area that has enabled Smart911."

Source: https://safety.smart911.com/how-it-works/faq/

 

Charity Miles

Mon, 16 Nov 15   Posted by: Timothy Czeisel

Charity Miles App (No Affiliation to USCG) 

"Simply turn on the app, choose a charity, and press start. As you exercise, we'll track your distance and the money earned. When you're finished, accept your sponsorship, spread the word, and we'll send you a note confirming your good work."

"Bikers earn up to 10¢ per mile; walkers and runners earn up to 25¢ per mile, all courtesy of corporate sponsors in accordance with our terms of service."

Website and App download links: http://www.charitymiles.org/ 


Apps to track your mileage

Thu, 10 Dec 15   Posted by: Timothy Czeisel

2 Apps that can automatically track your volunteer mileage when you get in your car:

Track my Drive

Mile IQ 

 

(No associated to USCG)