EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE PLATFORM
Coordinate local responders in austere environments
- 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
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
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 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
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
Cut out the middle-man and create new incidents at the scene directly from your phone
Whether you have 5 responders or 500, Beacon can handle your volume through automated workflows and real-time tracking
Beacon offers three types of reports: individual responder reports, incident reports and agency reports.
Still Have Questions?
If you have questions about Beacon operations, or would like to sign up for a free 30-day trial, send us an email using the contact form below.