MOBILE DISPATCHING FOR ANIMAL RESCUE
Dispatch and coordinate animal rescue volunteers on any phone
Send alerts to trained animal rescue personnel anywhere
Beacon is a text message-based emergency dispatching platform for emergency responders and agencies that need better communications.
Designed by Trek Medics International for emergency medical dispatching, Beacon has also proven very effective in animal rescue dispatching. By relaying requests for emergency incidents as text messages to the nearest trained animal rescue responders, Beacon makes it possible for animal rescue groups to dispatch their networks anywhere there’s a mobile phone signal — with or without internet and on any mobile phone. Beacon automates the dispatching process by guiding the nearest available personnel to quickly locate, triage and request additional resources when necessary.
Beacon helps animal rescue groups overcome three fundamental challenges in delivering rapid response whenever it’s needed:
1. BEACON COORDINATES ANIMAL RESCUE RESOURCES FROM AROUND THE COMMUNITY
Whether you’re responding from your clinic or field office, or you’re alerting multiple volunteers across several towns, Beacon reduces the need for redundant, time-consuming and error-prone radio chatter by automating the predictable aspects of animal rescue response through any kind of mobile phone
2. BEACON REDUCES RESPONSE TIMES
Beacon decentralizes emergency dispatching so that any animal rescue personnel carrying a mobile phone can be dispatched to emergency incidents, enabling responders anywhere to be called to the scene and giving them the ability to request additional resources from their own phones
3. BEACON REDUCES TECHNOLOGY COSTS
Mobile phones have radically changed the landscape and Beacon is taking full advantage of the opportunity. Whether you have legacy radio systems, off-the-shelf chat apps, or you have no system, Beacon offers a comprehensive dispatching solution that will easily integrate with whatever existing communications you have
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1. CREATE AN AGENCY ACCOUNT
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HOW IT WORKS
1. EMERGENCY ALERT
A dispatcher receives a call from a witness to an emergency incident, collects their information and sends it as a text message alert to all available responders.
2. RESPONDER DISPATCH
After receiving replies from available resources, Beacon determines the nearest and most appropriate vehicles and personnel according to the dispatcher’s criteria, and instructs those responders to proceed to the incident location.
3. CONFIRM ON-SCENE
Once the responders have located the animal(s), they inform Beacon that they are on-scene.
4. REQUEST MORE RESOURCES
The first responder to confirm arrival on-scene is marked as “Incident Commander’ and is given the option to request additional resources according to needs encountered on-scene.
5. CLINIC TRANSPORT*
When transport has been confirmed, the responder indicates to Beacon which facility they’ll be going to, with how many animals, and what their expected arrival will be.
6. PATIENT HANDOVER
While the patient is being transferred to the appropriate facility and advanced notification message is sent to the receiving clinic, including additional options for online veterinary consults.
* Not all responders will need the “Confirm Transport” step, which can also be removed for those without transport capabilities.