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    Finally got an smart phone, an Motorola Photon, and I'm looking for some good ff/ems apps to download. New to using it, so I was looking for easy ones to use, to start. Any suggestions?
    "If I'm not back in five minutes.. wait longer."

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    Some of the ones that I have are:

    - Dangerous Goods
    - Extricate
    - FD Shift Calendar
    - CMC Rescue Field Guide
    - Scanner Radio
    - Wiser by NIH
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    • #3
      There's a whole slew of EMS and rescue stuff available, just do a search in the android market.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by FuturePrimitive View Post
        There's a whole slew of EMS and rescue stuff available, just do a search in the android market.
        Yes, but it would be nice to know which ones are worthwhile and which ones are a waste of time, crash your phone, etc.

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        • #5
          Duplicate post
          Last edited by WD6956; 02-07-2012, 11:21 AM.

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          • #6
            Just check the ratings and reviews on the market.

            Personally, I don't use any. I'm about as big a nerd as you can get (I'm sitting at desk with 2 computers on it, 2 Android phones on the desk and a rooted Android tablet in my lap.) but I still see little value for the line firefighter to be using these devices on the fire ground. I could possibly see the IC and maybe safety officer using these tools for reference but I certainly don't have time to start poking at my phone at a call. Just my 2 cents....

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            • #7
              Android apps

              Cadpage - text messages from dispatch are displayed and mapped - outstandinig app
              Priority Dispatch - if your system is using the codes, they're all here.
              Epocrates - great med reference
              Medscape from WebMD - another good reference

              My 2 cents, YMMV (your mileage may vary)

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              • #8
                There are several more useful apps for rescuers and firefighters.

                "Rescue Training" application makes a training manikin react like a live patient, keeps training statistics, allows you to save the report and share it. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rescuetraining

                "Rope Access Pro" is a nice app about rope access and rescue: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rds.ropeaccess

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                • #9
                  The ERG is available for smart phones as well.

                  If you are using a text paging program that uses a call in number to report response status, I like CadPage - you can configure buttons yourself.

                  Many of the apps are free - download it, try it out, and if it isn't something you think you'll use, you can always delete it. Some, like CadPage, cost a bit, but are often worth the minimal price.
                  Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

                  Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by FuturePrimitive View Post
                    Just check the ratings and reviews on the market.

                    Personally, I don't use any. I'm about as big a nerd as you can get (I'm sitting at desk with 2 computers on it, 2 Android phones on the desk and a rooted Android tablet in my lap.) but I still see little value for the line firefighter to be using these devices on the fire ground. I could possibly see the IC and maybe safety officer using these tools for reference but I certainly don't have time to start poking at my phone at a call. Just my 2 cents....
                    Depends on what you do at your dept. A pump operator could use friction loss charts, and on many volunteer depts, the IC could be anyone... Also EMS info, prescription drug identification, etc.
                    Don't discount the possibilities.

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