Deliver Emergency Care Anywhere

Our Mission

Trek Medics is dedicated to reducing preventable death and disability by improving access to emergency care for at-risk and vulnerable populations through innovative mobile phone technologies.

We do this primarily through our Beacon Emergency Dispatch Platform.

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Beacon Emergency Dispatch Platform

Design, test, launch, and scale your own emergency dispatching system on Beacon Dispatcher

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First, dispatchers should register responders’ phone numbers in their Beacon web account so they can begin sending alerts by SMS.

Then, responders using smartphones can pair their devices through the Beacon mobile app.

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Beacon Users

Dominican Republic

Since we first launched Beacon, the Dominican Republic has been an ideal partner with scores of trained and willing volunteers in communities across the country responding to emergencies on some of the world’s most dangerous roads.

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Led by the indefatigable Dr. Marko Hingi, the Tanzania Rural Health Movement and Tanzania Fire & Rescue Force have been using Beacon in Mwanza and Iringa to pioneer community-based emergency medical systems comprised of moto-taxi drivers, firefighters and community health workers, bringing together a diverse group of responders and coordinating their operations.

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Working with the Guatemalan Volunteer Fire Department just outside Guatemala City, the 69th Company is using Beacon to dispatch community volunteers to a range of community emergencies — above all, to respond to motor vehicle collisions which accounted for nearly 65% of the first 150 incidents dispatched through the platform.

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Puerto Rico

Initially launched after Hurricane Maria hit the island in 2017, Beacon’s being used to support community responders with members of the Servicio Voluntario de Emergencia y Rescate de Isabela and other community-based groups across the island.

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Funded through a World Bank loan, Trek Medics worked in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Malawian Roads Authority and Malawian Communications Regulatory Authority to launch the country’s first national emergency call center and EMS system.

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In partnership with the University of Florida, the MotoMeds Healthline program uses Beacon to improve access to nighttime healthcare and prevent acute childhood illnesses from converting to emergencies.

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Trek Medics Team

With the generous support of:

Cisco Systems Corporate Social Responsibility
The World Bank awards Trek Medics Impact Fund grant
Open Road Alliance
USAID Funds Expansion of Trek Medics' Community Emergency Services in Rural Dominican Republic 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
Baker Botts LLP
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Support 9-1-1 Where There is None

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

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