Fire/Ems public Safety folks
Ok this could be a good thread..
Any PD/FD/EMS or any public Safty folks here use your DROID at work and if so what apps you use that help you out?
What kind of case you use?
- 12-30-2010, 08:56 PM #2
I am not so privileged as to work in those fields, but I do spend a fair amount of time outdoor, so I need a fairly rugged case. I use Splash Cruiser car holster combo. Their customer is second to none.
As for apps... the radio scanner bookmark comes to mind.
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01-01-2011, 09:19 PM #5
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Not sure I would trust "apps" in the medical field. A reference like grays on Kindle may be nice, and there is a pulse taking app that uses the camera. There is a NCLEX test prep app that I will use getting my licence. I prefer old fashioned index to pulse. I see a timer on a droid being nice for that. I know the scanner radio works for certain area EMTs. I like to listen to that on busy nights. Turn it on and walk through the store shopping. It makes people look at you funny, which is very funny. I am sure there are more, but having a good browser is nice too for quick reference sites. I thing there is a pharmacists app to with med refs. I am just a pre med student, not practicing until this fall.
- 01-02-2011, 12:56 PM #6
The scanner apps work, but where I live, some municipalities will block their broadcasts. I tried iTriage, but that wasn't very useful. I have Medpage for useful articles that have CME credits.(AT&T)Nokia 5110(2001)-->(Cingular)Nokia 6102i (2007)-->(T-Mobile) Blackberry Pearl 8120 (2008)-->(T-Mobile) Blackberry Bold 9700(2010)-->(T-Mobile) T-Mobile G2 (2010)--> (Sprint) HTC Evo 4G White (2011)-->(T-Mobile) T-Mobile G2 (2011)--> (AT&T) HTC Inspire 4G (2011)(AT&T)HTC Vivid (2012)-->(Verizon) Samsung Galaxy S III White
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-02-2011, 07:18 PM #7
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I work full time for a large EMS service. I have "Scanner Radio" installed, but only use it when I travel out of the area. Like my scanner at home (which is there for the wife), I listen to that stuff 40+ hours a week, so I really do not want to hear it when I'm off duty. I did have Epocrates installed on my Storm, but have not downloaded it for the Droid. I do have a pdf file of the state protocols loaded on my Droid. The problem with these programs, is that by the time I need to reference something, it takes too long to bring up the program and search for the answer. I simply do not have time in the middle of a call, not to mention the lack of professionalism in saying "wait, while I look up your condition on my phone". What I do find useful is the feature that lets me identify pills by comparing the one in question to photos. This comes in handy when trying to ID a mystery pill.
- 01-04-2011, 10:15 PM #8
Epocrates was always useful when I was on patrol, because it helped me identify pills I located on people/in vehicles. I work in investigations now and don't really use any specific apps related to my job. Mainly use my phone for texting/email/phone calls.
Honestly the best apps I use at work, both on patrol and in Investigations are music apps (Pandora or just the stock music player) and Google Maps Navigation. The music made long overnight shifts much easier to take, and Navigation comes in handy every once in a while as well.
I used to use an Otterbox on my trusty old Curve 8330. But my Storm2 and now my Droid just ride naked in a belt holster.
I also have scanner radio on my phone, but like someone else said, after 40+ hours at work, I don't really want to listen to it on my phone.Romans 1:16 - I'm not ashamed, are you?
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01-05-2011, 08:57 AM #9
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- 01-05-2011, 12:06 PM #10
I've downloaded Dolphin Browser so if I'm in the field I've got a fast browser to look things up on the 'net. Advanced Task Killer so I can get through my ten hour shift without battery dying.
I'm still browsing for apps more geared for LE. If someone finds a must have like "Police Logger" for the IOS throw it out there.The only thing more addicting than a Blackberry is Dual-Sporting