DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY
Manage local response networks
from any mobile phone
Text message-based resource management tools
for austere environments
Immediately after the disaster strikers, Beacon helps local response groups take control of a range of resource management tasks:
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.
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.
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.
HOW IT WORKS
COMMUNITY-BASED DISASTER RESPONSE
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)
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
When necessary, and if possible, Responders provide transport to an appropriate destination – e.g., a hospital, evacuation shelter, friends/family residence, dry ground etc.
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
Then, send us an email with your phone number to start receiving demo alerts today!