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Fallen and can’t get up? New app sends help!


Fallen and can’t get up? Well, there’s an app for that now! Gee, they think of everything, don’t they?

Well, now APP Emporium has released Emergency Numbers Australia, a first-of-its-kind app designed to save lives and cut down on unnecessary calls to 000. 

The app puts all the essential emergency and non-emergency numbers around Australia right at the fingertips of those that need them. The app is optimised for those who might be too distraught to look up a phone number in the midst of an emergency situation.

The APP also incorporates ICE (in case of emergency) with details like next of kin, Blood type, address, allergies and medication. The ICE number is available in case a child needs to call for help and is too distressed to remember the telephone number. Additionally, there is a directory of useful numbers like AA, drug abuse, child line, men’s line and woman’s line, private and public hospitals which are intended to further reduce unnecessary calls to 000.

“I am extremely pleased with the new APP and know that people will find it very useful and it has the potential to save lives,” says Michelle Lehnert, APP Emporium’s Founder. 

“I came up with the idea during the Brisbane and Melbourne floods in 2011 when I was not aware whom to call or contact about the possibility of our creek flooding. I certainly did not want to burden the emergency line 000 at that point in time, but our time was also running out after the creek had broken its banks.”

So, before your next spelunking outing or planking excursion, perhaps you should consider loading your iPhone with Emergency Numbers Australia. It might just save the day.

(Cover image courtesy of cheezburger.com)