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DCFEMS Releases App for Mobile Devices

Friday, November 8, 2013
Emergency and Safety Information Readily Available Across Mobile Platforms
FEMS Application

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (DCFEMS) announces the launch of its mobile app for Apple, Android and Windows devices.

“Smartphones and other mobile devices can help people access a lot of information quickly,” said DCFEMS Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe. “This app is another way for people to interact with the Department and get information that can help in an emergency.”

The app contains safety and emergency information for users that includes:

  • Steps to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR);
  • Steps to perform abdominal thrusts;
  • Steps to create a family emergency plan;
  • Finding the nearest engine company based on your location;
  • Evacuation routes to exit the District; and
  • Updates from DCFEMS Facebook and Twitter feeds

The app was developed in partnership with DataNet Systems Corporation, a District-based information technology firm that focuses on application and software development solutions for government agencies.

The app can be downloaded for free at the following locations:

iTunes (Apple)            Google Play (Android)            Windows Phone (Microsoft)