While this is a great day, we have more to do
San Diego, CA (Vocus) March 24, 2008
More than a luxury, your smartphone can be a life-saver...literally.
Having critical, life-saving information in the palm of your hand is a daunting thought. Its effect on daily life can have far-reaching implications. The Fast Pages has sought to organize and deliver this vital emergency information free on most mobile web platforms and to make it available to the general public.
Now, for the first time, a vast amount of critical mobile web links, information and phone numbers are rapidly available for anyone who is able to access the web on their mobile phone. "While this is a great day, we have more to do," says Doug Strock, EVP. "As lives are saved and protected, only then will we be satisfied with the power of the mobile phone in emergency situations."
The Fast Pages is mobile-friendly and optimized for most web-enabled phones. It takes only a couple of seconds to gain access to a virtual library of life-threatening and life-saving data. Chris Chilvers, CEO says, "We are very proud to be the first to have compiled and now displayed such important information on millions of smartphones."
What The Fast Pages has done is remarkable, especially in light of the fact that mobile users do not have to do any typing. In just seconds, one can access vital information and touch-to-dial phone numbers for hundreds of serious events such as heart failure requiring CPR (for adults, children, infants, cats and dogs), stroke identification, choking, illnesses, Poison Control and most types of injuries.
Also available are hurricane, flood, earthquake, wild fire and tornado alerts, local crises, flu epidemics, best hospitals, best doctors, info on all prescription medicines, product recalls, travel vaccinations, lab results, overseas and travel emergencies, dozens of vital hotlines, embassies, traffic accidents and assault reports. All these topics can be critical when away from your computer.
In addition, The Fast Pages provides Department of State alerts and warnings, weather alerts, animated local weather radar, 5-day hurricane and typhoon projection maps, Red Cross, FEMA, CDC, Homeland Security, FBI, TSA, criminal fugitives, mug shots, Victim Assistance, Amber Alerts and photos of kidnapped and missing persons. The website offers many other interesting topics as well.
TheFastPages.mobi (or .com) is a mobile directory with bold lettering, well-organized information, no login, no passwords, virtually no typing and is completely free. Yet this is only a fraction of what The Fast Pages has to offer. And as an easy portal to the mobile web, it stands alone. Just enter 'http://www.thefastpages.mobi' into your mobile web browser and a whole world of vital information is right at your fingertips.