Safety is a concern of all citizens. For the first time there is an international public safety mobile app that share help, emergency and disaster information and to improve communication. The PubSafe app was created as a result of multiple natural disasters in the USA. It quickly became apparent that people want to help others. PubSafe facilitates people helping people daily with little things like running out of gas on the highway, to removing a tree, rescuing animals or savings people during a disaster. The more users posting and sharing, the better the community response. The app requires cellular data service. Emergency Officials may not monitor the app or reports. Always call 911 first.
• My Status – share your status with other app users, family and friends in case of an emergency or to coordinate search and rescue efforts. Sharing your exact location on the map in an emergency can significantly improve the rescue response time.
• Help – Request help for daily, non-emergent, issues such as running out of gas or needing hay to feed cattle during a disaster.
• SitReps (Situation Reports) – Status reports of what is happening in your area at a moment in time so all users and emergency responders remain situationally aware.
• Locations – Identify the location and status of relief depots, rally points or an incident command post to avoid situations like the Super Dome in New Orleans.
• Emergency – Life and death issues are share in hopes a user in the area can render aid before or in support of a government response effort. In a disaster 911 or emergency personnel can be overwhelmed. Another app user may provide faster response.
• Invisible – Hide your user location on the map for safety and security.
• Animal & people rescues
• Coordinate search and rescue efforts
• Boating ¬– tow, fuel, search, location sharing
• Large scale disasters – see where and what help is needed
• Hiking – quickly find others or facilitate rescue
• Travel – USA and Internationally
• Camping – find others to facilitate rescue
• Hunting – find others to facilitate rescue
• Lend a helping hand
• Provide or request clothing
• Provide or request animal food or shelter
Mapping the collected data is essential to for response efficiency. Data shared by users is displayed on the map which allows others in the area to be alerted and notified of what and where is needed. Although 911 or emergency centers are not connected to the app, they are encouraged to take advantage of the resources to monitor help requests and emergencies in their area of operation. The base platform and information is free for government to use to improve emergency and disaster response efforts. Often, the closest and fastest help may be another user. First request should always be 911 or emergency services. first and then post to PubSafe.
Behind the scenes, anonymized data is be available to local, state, and federal governments. Data is not sold or shared for marketing purposes. Data is used to study the location of help requests, movement of people before, during and after a disaster. And to aid in keeping people informed of issues in their immediate area as they travel the United States and eventually globally.
Visit www.aftermathdata.com for more information.