Firechat For Your Phone

If you have a smart phone (iPhone or Android), you can download and install the FireChat app for use in emergency communications.

FireChat can work both over the Internet, and when both the cell network and the Internet are not available, by forming direct cell-phone-to-cell-phone connections, with an effective range of about 200 feet.

It is available via the Google Play store, here, and the iTunes store, here.