5 Essential Apps for Emergency in Sweden by Faisal Albinali

In a time when we are far too familiar with the pandemic situation and unanticipated changes in our lives, we are in greater need of fast and more effective ways of initiating relief efforts.


Communication technologies, particularly mobile applications, play a vital role in emergency response, rescue efforts, and personal safety.


Luckily, Sweden invests a lot in technology to make the most out of it to make seeking help or information simpler. So here are some mobile apps you should have to help when you are in need:


112 App (SOS Alarm)


When you call 112 via the app, your exact location is sent directly to SOS Alarm's alarm center so that help can arrive faster. You also get notices and information about warnings (VMA) or accidents nearby.


A screenshot of four mobile phones each showing a mobile application called 112 used for emergency services in Sweden
112 Mobile app view. Image from the app store

Languages: Swedish Only

Download on Google Play store : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.sos.soslive

Download on Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/se/app/sos-alarm/id1458725539



Red Cross First Aid


Simple step-by-step instructions with video clips for the most common emergencies such as allergic reactions, burns, strokes or bone fractures. It also contains tips on preventive measures and knowledge tests.


of four mobile phones each showing a mobile application by Red Cross USA
Red Cross first aid mobile app view (English version). Image from app store.

Languages: English and Other languages are available separately.

Download on Google Play store : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.fa&hl=en

Download on Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/first-aid-american-red-cross/id529160691





Pet First Aid


Simple step-by-step instructions with video clips for the most common emergencies for your little companion such as allergic reactions, burns, strokes or bone fractures. It also contains tips on preventive measures and knowledge tests.


Pet first aid mobile app view. Image from app store.

Languages: English and Other languages are available separately.

Download on Google Play store : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.pfa&hl=en

Download on Apple Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pet-first-aid/id780415389