First aid and emergency apps

First aid and emergency apps

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Before choosing an app, think about how it will benefit you and what you want it to be able to do.

  • An app will only be helpful if you use it, so it needs to be something you like using and find easy to use.
  • If you find the app difficult to use, or you don't like the imagery or look of it, or the language it uses, you may want to find another one that suits you better.
  • For more guidance on how to choose health apps, see how to choose a health app.
  • It's important to remember that apps don’t replace professional help or your doctor’s advice.

The following first aid and emergency apps have been reviewed.

App  Description

AED Locations app

An app to help you quickly locate the nearest AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) to your current location, in New Zealand. Read more about AED Locations app

First Aid - IFRC

An app for anyone wanting information on how to deal with common first aid and emergency situations. Read more about First Aid - IFRC.


An app which alerts people to suspected cardiac arrests happening close to them, so that they can assist before emergency services get to them. GoodSAM stands for Good Smartphone Activated Medics.
Country of origin: New Zealand
Read more about GoodSAM

St John NZ CPR & AED app 


An app for anyone wanting to do CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) or information on how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator.
Country of origin: New Zealand
Read more about St John NZ CPR & AED app 

Other apps that may be of interest

The following New Zealand apps may also be useful in emergency situations. 
Note: these apps have not been reviewed by Healthify.

App  Description
Hazards - Red Cross(external link)

An app to help you and your family prepare and respond to hazards in New Zealand, such as earthquakes, storms, etc. Users can receive disaster alerts, send out 'I am safe messages', etc
Coastguard NZ(external link)

An app to help you stay safe in the water if you are planning a day out on the boat. Users can log a trip, check weather conditions, and get live weather updates.

App developer: If you are the developer and would like to provide updated information about this app, please email the app library manager at

Disclaimer: Healthify’s app library is a free consumer service to help you decide whether a health app would be suitable for you. Our review process is independent. We have no relationship with the app developers or companies and no responsibility for the service they provide. This means that if you have an issue with one of the apps we have reviewed, you will need to contact the app developer or company directly.

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