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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE PLATFORM

Coordinate local responders in austere environments

DISASTER COMMUNICATIONS

Problem

  • Formal emergency response networks can be overwhelmed during natural disasters
  • Emergent volunteers and other community groups self-coordinate to fill in the response gaps
  • 9-1-1 call centers and emergency operations centers (EOCs) often have limited capacity to communicate with and between formal responders and emergent volunteers
  • The lack of coordination and real-time intelligence between formal and community responders leads to confusion, missed victims and duplicated efforts

Solution

Trek Medics has developed the Beacon emergency dispatch platform to fill the communication gaps between formal emergency responders and emergent volunteers and community groups during natural disasters and complex emergencies

Design, test, launch and be ready to scale an emergency dispatch system to coordinate local efforts in thirty minutes or less

  • Beacon Dashboard Satellite View

Beacon allows emergency responders to prepare for and respond to natural disasters in a number of coordinated, trackable ways:

COMMUNITY SEARCH AND RESCUE

Like an Uber for austere environments, Beacon dispatches community responders to carry out emergency preparedness plans and coordinate local response efforts on any phone, with or without Internet, in areas where formal resources are unavailable or inaccessible.

PATIENT EVACUATIONS AND TRANSFERS

Ensure that the right patients are sent to the right facilities at the right time. Coordinate patient evacuations and referrals between temporary and permanent health installations based on acuity and available resources.

REFUGEES AND INTERNALLY-DISPLACED PERSONS

Communities are displaced for a lot of reasons: hurricanes, earthquakes, volcano lava flow, war. And wherever they go, they’ll bring a need for acute emergency care with them. In just  30 minutes, Beacon can be set up to coordinate and manage local responders to serve these displaced populations even when they’re at their most vulnerable. By using Beacon to dispatch and coordinate local health workers on any mobile phone, emergency managers can also monitor emerging public health threats like cholera, interpersonal violence, mental health crises and other acute emergencies.

CADAVER RETRIEVAL

Cadaver retrieval is an integral part of effective disaster response operations. Being able to quickly identify the recently deceased and remove them in a safe and culturally acceptable manner is tantamount to maintaining peace and order and protecting health. Beacon is already being used to call out responders for cadaver retrieval and is perfectly equipped to do it on larger scales.

BEACON DISASTER RESPONSE FEATURES

EASY SET UP

No computer science degree required. Follow the guide and videos to be ready to start dispatching in less than 30 minutes

EDITABLE MAPS

Edit maps to keep responders updated in real-time through their mobile app. Include landmarks, zones, routes and hazards.

WITH OR WITHOUT INTERNET

Beacon functions on any mobile phone, via push notifications when internet’s available or SMS when not

DECENTRALIZED DISPATCH

Cut out the middle-man and create new incidents at the scene directly from your phone

SCALABLE

Whether you have 5 responders or 500, Beacon can handle your volume through automated workflows and real-time tracking

PERFORMANCE REPORTING

Beacon offers three types of reports: individual responder reports, incident reports and agency reports.

Launch The Beacon Platform Today

1. CREATE AN AGENCY ACCOUNT

If you’re an Agency Manager and would like full access to the Beacon platform, click on the button below and register today!

2. INSTALL THE RESPONDER MOBILE APP

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 the link below!

Download Beacon Emergency Dispatch on the Google Play Store
Download Beacon Emergency Dispatching on the App Store

Still Have Questions?

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

If you have questions about Beacon operations, read our support page.

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

The Beacon dispatch platform and mobile app have been made possible thanks to the generous support of:

Cisco Systems Corporate Social Responsibility
Twilio.org awards Trek Medics Impact Fund grant
What can Beacon do for you?

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