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Text 999 – Savvy ways to save lives

What is Text 999? You’ll know full well about the common UK emergency phone number of 999 for the four UK emergency services. Less people will be familiar with 112 as another version of the 999 service which is available in the UK and abroad. But, and this is important, how often have you looked at your phone to find no mobile signal when you need it or you’ve lost track of a loved one?

Most of the time when your mobile operator signal fails with reception you’ll see an “Emergency Calls Only” appear on your handset. This means you’re being rerouted to another mobile operator for emergency calls. This is a great example of an agreement that telecoms companies have to help ensure emergency services work. Sadly, it doesn’t always work which is where texting comes in…

Text 999 : Register for FREE for this vital service.

Whether you’re walking in the Lake District and have a fall, or you simply find yourself in a vulnerable position where calling isn’t an option this service is vital. Sometimes even emergency signals are not strong enough to get a call out to the emergency services. But even with intermittent emergency signals, you can still get texts sent out for help, just text 999.

The problem is, you MUST register for this service in case you need it. It’s completely free to do and if you only do one new thing today, please make it registering for this service. It really could save lives.

Registering for Text 999 is extremely simple. Although aimed at deaf or impaired individuals it is open to all and I encourage everyone to register. To register just text the word “register” to 999 as detailed in the instructions below. If using the service send a text saying Which Service, What’s Wrong and Where. For example : “Ambulance, male heart attack, Lake Windermere shore”. You will be sent a text reply within 3 minutes of sending to acknowledge the need for help. If you don’t receive this reply, send another text.

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Not confident with your first aid skills? Worried about little ones or elderly relatives? The get this App.

We thought this freebie App deserved a post of it’s own. It will help you become savvy with any rusty first aid skills and protect your family and little ones. If a friend or family member was having a heart attack or was choking, would you know how to help them? The free app from The Red Cross features simple, easy advice on 18 everyday first aid scenarios, as well as tips on how to prepare for emergencies, from severe winter weather to road traffic accidents.

With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice, it’s never been easier to learn first aid. The information you need is all hosted on the app itself, meaning no internet connection is needed, making it fast and easy to access. Best of all, it’s free. Get this essential app on your smartphone now. Click here for the Savvy First Aid App The app on this link is aimed at Babies and Toddlers.

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