The Beacon mobile app is used in conjunction with the Beacon Emergency Dispatch Platform, a text message-based emergency dispatching software that alerts and coordinates emergency responders through simple messaging on iOS devices.
The Beacon mobile app can be downloaded for free in a read-only format. In order to activate the mobile app, emergency response agencies will need to create a Dispatcher account on the Beacon platform, available at https://beacon.trekmedics.org/
Users must first have their phone numbers registered in an Agency Account through the Beacon web pages. (Learn more at: www.trekmedics.org/beacon/signup/) After registering the mobile app, go to the Settings page and change your Availability status to "On-Duty" otherwise you won't receive alerts.
Beacon is a text message-based emergency dispatch platform for emergency responders and agencies that need better communications.
Designed by Trek Medics International, Beacon makes emergency dispatch possible anywhere there’s a mobile phone signal by relaying requests for emergency assistance as text messages to the nearest trained responders — with or without internet on any mobile phone. Beacon works as a wireless emergency alert system and automates the dispatching process by guiding the nearest available emergency care providers to quickly locate, treat, and transport emergency victims to healthcare facilities.
The Beacon mobile app improves upon the Beacon SMS interface by providing an upgraded experience for smartphone users, including:
• Graphic user interface
• Interactive incident maps
• Group chat
• GPS location services
• Multiple languages
• Workflows for EMS and Fire
• Individual performance reports
Beacon allows decentralized dispatching to build emergency response networks anywhere there’s a mobile phone signal.
SIMPLE SET UP AND MANAGEMENT
Beacon pulls the cord on traditional “9-1-1” emergency dispatch technologies, allowing any personal device or laptop to receive alerts and automate the emergency response workflow.
Lots of responders? Lots of incidents? Users with both smartphones and feature phones? Beacon works as a standalone dispatch system or augments existing ones to meet local needs on a large scale.
Interactions with Beacon require minimal input, designed to be easily followed and predictable with minimal training time required.
For more information about Beacon visit: https://www.trekmedics.org/beacon/
- Ability to log/view Incident Notes via Mobile App
- Ability to add/edit/delete responder tags
- Enhanced distress/SOS messages
- FirstNet compliance updates
- First Responder workflow improvements
- Bug fixes
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- Trek Medics International, Inc
- 95.6 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
English, Somali, Spanish, Swahili
- Age Rating
- ©2021 Trek Medics International
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.