The Unwired Medic

Teaching EMS providers & other public safety pros about using mobile tech to improve their practice, patient care, continuing education, scene safety, general entertainment, & productivity.

July 3, 2013
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Phone Dock with Smoke & CO2 Alarm

Portable Smoke and CO2 Detection: This article from Mashable was a real eye-catcher for me. Here’s a public safety-relevant summary and a link to the full article… Tonic Product Design has created the Sense+ app, which, in tandem with their … Continue reading

March 19, 2013
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Your Phone’s Security Is A Joke!

Smartphone Security There are two ways to keep your device safe from hackers: Never activate any form of data sharing. That means no Bluetooth, no Wi-Fi, no NFC, no 1X/3G/4G data, and even no GPS! Even text messages could contain … Continue reading

October 16, 2012
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Is website “X” safe to visit?

You saw this link, or maybe a “friend” sent a link for website “X” to you, and you want to see if there is any big risk of catching a virus or other malware by visiting the site.  But how do you … Continue reading

September 24, 2012
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20% of Adult Americans Using Apps For Disasters

Here are a few websites with news articles claiming that up to 20% of adult Americans are using apps during disasters and emergencies.  Not surprising since we are in the dawn of the digital era… The Herald Online: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/08/31/4227680/more-americans-using-mobile-apps.html Mobi … Continue reading

June 8, 2012
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Emergency Response Guide 2012 Now Available

Emergency Response Guidebook – 2012 edition – image by PHMSA It has finally been released… The 2012 edition of the Emergency Response Guide, that orange book that is required to be placed in every emergency vehicle in the country.  The … Continue reading