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The Lifeguard App is designed to provide users with a secure and privacy-preserving mean of preventing overdoses when using drugs alone, putting life-saving technology directly into the hands of the user.

Emergency response within the first 10 minutes of drug use is critical to the survival of those experiencing an overdose. The Lifeguard App enables users to anonymously and efficiently interrupt an accidental overdose in progress by sending a prioritized alert to the proper paramedic services. The app also connects users with relevant support services, such as Crisis Line and Suicide Prevention Line.

Lifeguard App is an easy and effective way to prevent a fatal overdose. Simply activate the app before consumption of drugs. Activation will confirm the user’s location and begin a one-minute countdown for the user to consume the drug. If the user is unable to consciously stop the timer before its expiry (indicating the user is or may be in distress), the app sends an encrypted text-to-voice call directly to emergency responders with critical details, such as the user's location, the drug taken, and the corresponding time. Once paramedics are dispatched, all personal call details and privacy information is automatically deleted from the app and database.

The Lifeguard App has been developed in collaboration with British Columbia Emergency Health Services and Provincial Health Services of British Columbia, enabled by the British Columbia Ministry of Mental Health and Addiction

Privacy & Security

When you call emergency services via the Lifeguard app, all associated call details are erased from the app, as soon as paramedics are dispatched. No personal data is collected or retained by Lifeguard App.

Only emergency services will have access to user data, which is anonymized and used for informing regional public health prevention response parties.

The anonymized data is not available or sold to any other person, entity, government departments, or service.

Lifeguard App is compliant with all industry privacy practices and regulations and meets the highest global standards.

What’s New

Version 9.0

-Service Near Me feature added
-Punjabi language support
-Bug Fixing

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Glitter beast ,


What an incredible app. I haven’t had to use it for myself, but I work with a lot of folks who are active in use, and am so thrilled to be able to share it.
The location isn’t very functional for notifications - I still get notices for Victoria even though I am in the Columbia Valley, but otherwise it’s brilliant.

PlatinumDoll88 ,

To receive the confirmation code without a cell phone plan

To receive the confirmation code without a cell phone plan download “text free” in the App Store… I wish that this app didn’t need a confirmation code because a majority of the people that really need this app, do not have cell phone plans . So I hope this post helps awesome people out there that want to use this app but can’t because they don’t have a cell phone plan . <3

bryandott ,

Fantastic idea

This will save lots of lives. Great work guys 👍

App Privacy

The developer, Lifeguard Health Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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