DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

Take control of resource supply and demand

from any mobile phone

Text message-based resource management tools

for austere environments

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Immediately after the disaster strikers, Beacon helps local response groups take control of a range of resource management tasks:

COMMUNITY SEARCH AND RESCUE

Dispatch community responders to carry out local response operations, including search and rescue in areas where formal resources are unavailable or inaccessible.

PATIENT EVACUATIONS AND TRANSFERS

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

REFUGEE AND INTERNALLY-DISPLACED PERSON (IDP) CAMPS

When IDP camps pop up in hard-to-reach and marginalized areas, Beacon can be set up as the local dispatching system to report and monitor emerging public health threats, like cholera, dysentery, interpersonal violence, 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 Emergency Dispatch Platform

HOW IT WORKS

COMMUNITY-BASED DISASTER RESPONSE

Mobile Phone Dispatching for Disaster Response and Recovery

1. INTERROGATION

Someone needing assistance contacts the call center; the dispatcher obtains pertinent information regarding location, nature of complaint, and severity of the situation (i.e., life-threatening vs. non-life-threatening)

2. DISPATCH

The Dispatcher broadcasts the information taken from the caller to available responders informing them, at a minimum, of the location and nature of the incident

3. CONFIRM ON-SCENE

The Responders indicate that they have arrived on-scene and located the patient, ensuring no one is overlooked

4. SCENE SIZE-UP / TRIAGE

The Responder(s) assess the scene to identify and risks to their safety and then determine if additional resources are needed

5. TRANSPORT

When necessary, and if possible, Responders provide transport to an appropriate destination – e.g., a hospital, evacuation shelter, friends/family residence, dry ground etc.

6. COMPLETION

The Responder(s) indicate that their has ended when the response is complete to ensure maximum efficiency and avoid redundant dispatching

SEE HOW BEACON CAN HELP YOU

First, download the app for iOS or Android

Mobile Phone Dispatching for Disaster Response and Recovery

Then, send us an email with your phone number to start receiving demo alerts today!

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