Beacon Emergency Dispatch Platform

Emergency Dispatch Platform

Emergency response on any phone — with or without internet

Beacon Mobile App v3.0 - Home Screen
Beacon Mobile App v3.0 - Initial Alert Details
New Incident Screen - Beacon Emergency Dispatch App v3.0
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Watch Trek Medics’ founder, Jason Friesen, deliver this TEDx talk at Columbia University on how communities behave when there’s no formal emergency response system and what led him to start Trek Medics.

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Set up your agency in less than 30 minutes


If you’re looking to set up Beacon to improve your emergency communications sign up here for an Agency Account

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If you’re a responder with an agency that’s already using the Beacon Dispatch platform, download the Beacon Mobile App today for iOS or Android by clicking one of the links below

Beacon Mobile App v3.0 - Initial Alert Details
Beacon Mobile App v3.0 - Proceed to Location
Beacon Mobile App v3.0 - Confirm Additional Resources
Beacon Mobile App v3.0 - Confirm Hospital Arrival
download Beacon Emergency Dispatch on the Google Play store


If you’re looking for help setting up Beacon, watch the videos below.

If you have questions about Beacon operations, read our manuals and FAQ.

If you still have questions, send us an email using the contact form below.

Beacon: Emergency Medical Dispatch - 9-1-1 Where There Is None

Deliver Emergency Care Anywhere


Beacon is a text message-based emergency dispatch platform for emergency responders and agencies that need better communications.

Designed by Trek Medics International, Beacon makes emergency dispatch possible anywhere there’s a mobile phone signal by relaying requests for emergency assistance as text messages to the nearest trained responders — with or without internet on any mobile phone. Beacon works as a wireless emergency alert system and automates the dispatching process by guiding the nearest available emergency care providers to quickly locate, treat, and transport emergency victims to healthcare facilities.

And now you can set it up on your own.


Beacon was built to improve access to emergency care anywhere.

To do that, we had to build a new emergency dispatch platform for the digital age. Something that was flexible, yet robust. Something that could stand alone on its own, but would also integrate easily with legacy computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems. Above all, we had to build something that could be used on any phone, with or without internet — that meant in the cloud with a backup on the ground.


Today, with the release of our new Beacon Emergency App for iPhone and Android platforms, and the launch of the new do-it-yourself dispatch portal, we’re confident Beacon is the most complete dispatching platform available today at the most affordable rate.

With the generous support of:

Cisco Systems Corporate Social Responsibility
Open Road Alliance awards Trek Medics Impact Fund grant
USAID Funds Expansion of Trek Medics' Community Emergency Services in Rural Dominican Republic
Baker Botts LLP Awards Trek Medics Global Impact Award
Peery Foundation
Vision Point Systems
Columbia Business School Tamer Center for Social Enterprise - Trek Medics International
Cardinal Health Foundation
global alliance road safety ngos logo
Bindu Project


Emergencies dispatched to the responders and volunteers active on the Beacon platform

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Trek Medics is a 501(c)(3)-registered nonprofit organization.