Mobile Technologies for Emergency Response

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Beacon v4.0 is now live!

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

  • Beacon Emergency Dispatch v4.0 - Web Pages Feature

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

Narcan© administered by community responders in northwestern Puerto Rico to reverse an opioid overdose after being alerted through Beacon

Opioid Overdoses

With programs in Hartford, Connecticut and rural Puerto Rico actively responding to opioid overdoses, and with more to launch this summer, Trek Medics is working with communities in different parts of the US to rethink how fatal opioid overdoses can be drastically reduced.

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Meals on Wheels Minneapolis is using the Beacon Dispatch Platform to coordinate local deliveries as part of Covid-19 relief efforts

Covid-19

Trek Medics hadn’t ever planned on participating in supply delivery, but with Covid-19 all around us, it was clearly an “all-hands-on-deck” situation — fortunately, our Beacon dispatching platform quickly proved to be useful for delivering more than just emergency medical care to at-risk and vulnerable populations.

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Bomberos de Manzanillo preparandose para Irma

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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Nehemiah Wegero - Bodaboda Emergency Responder of the Year, Tanzania

Tanzania

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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MotoMeds HealthLine Haiti - University of Florida

Haiti

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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Rescate Isabela, SVERI - Puerto Rico

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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118 Ambulances - Malawi Ministry of Health

Malawi

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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Trek Medics Team

With the generous support of:

Cisco Systems Corporate Social Responsibility
The World Bank
Twilio.org awards Trek Medics Impact Fund grant
PagerDuty.org
USAID Funds Expansion of Trek Medics' Community Emergency Services in Rural Dominican Republic
Peery Foundation
Open Road Alliance
Columbia Business School Tamer Center for Social Enterprise - Trek Medics International
Cardinal Health Foundation
Baker Botts LLP
AmerisourceBergen Foundation
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Google.org Awards Trek Medics Global Impact Award
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