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BEACON DISASTER RESPONSE FEATURES
Beacon allows local emergency responders to prepare for and respond to natural disasters in a number of 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. 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.