Red Cross offers first aid tips on your smartphone

With this late summer heatwave, one organization wants to remind people of a very useful tool.

The American Red Cross has apps availible for all smartphones.

The apps can range on what to do during a natural disaster such as a tornado.

There is also a first aid app that you gain access to in any emergency medical situation. Especially giving useful safety tips on how to beat the heat and what to do if someone is suffering from a heat illness.

"Well I use it a lot and we try to promote it a lot because they are free. they're easy to download and there's lots of information and I have use the first aid app several times," said Lisa Lene, Executive Director of the North Central Missouri Chapter of the Red Cross.

All the American Red Cross apps are free of charge. You can download them from your app store or from the American Red Cross website.