Launch the Beacon Emergency Dispatch Platform
1. SIGN UP FOR A BEACON DISPATCHER ACCOUNT
Create incidents and dispatch emergency responders — anywhere there’s a mobile phone signal.
2. COORDINATE YOUR RESPONDERS WITH OUR MOBILE APP
A digital pager for responders. Alert and coordinate responders through any mobile device, with or without internet connection.
Beacon Use Cases
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.