Governments and related organizations at all levels need to be prepared for emergencies. Traditionally this has been addressed through documents and in-person training. During an emergency, most staff and emergency responders will have a smartphone or tablet with them – Purple Forge’s Emergency Maangement App makes up-to-date, critical and real-time information readily available.
The solution can be tailored to meet the needs of the organization and specific versions can be tailored for organization staff and the public.
Typical emergency management information provided in the app will address scenarios relevant to the organization and venue. Each emergency scenario would typically describe what immediate action the person should take, who to contact, and what related services are available. Most organizations will already have this information available in traditional forms as part of existing policies and plans.
Purple Forge’s Emergency Management App provide a fully themed, feature rich product that can satisfy the needs of the smallest to the largest organization and intended users/audience, including:
|Emergency Preparedness||Information on how to be more prepared for emergencies, e.g. family emergency plan template and list of emergency kit items|
|Emergency Management Agencies and Contacts||Directory of emergency management agencies and contacts, including emergency, emergency management, law enforcement agencies or services|
|Hazards and Emergencies||Information on relevant hazards, emergencies and what to do before, during and after|
|News||News, including press releases|
|Alerts||Alert information related to: state of emergency, driving conditions, flood advisory, snow advisory, cold advisory, severe storm warnings|
|Local Weather / Weather Emergency||Local weather forecasts and information on how to respond to severe weather|
|Event Calendar||Emergency planning and education events|
|Social Media||Connect users to official feeds for social media, including: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Flickr, Picasa|
|511||Provide 511 information including: incidents, traffic cameras, traffic conditions, construction, special events|
|Emergency Rally Points||Location of emergency rally points for government and agency facilities|
|Frequently Asked Questions||Common questions and answers|
|Reports and Publications||Library of available reports and publications|
|Questions and Feedback||Secure method to allow users to submit a question or feedback|
|Shelter in Place||What to do when there is an environmental or hazardous danger outside the buildings and how to “shelter in place”|
|FEMA||Connection to the FEMA disaster information mobile portal (m.fema.gov)|
|Online Reporting||Send users to your online reporting portal|
|Surveys||Survey users to collect feedback and opinions|
Users Love It
Purple Forge Emergency Management App employs features that are familiar to all smartphone owners who already use common smartphone gestures to navigate. For example, because Purple Forge’s Emergency Response App uses GPS location-aware technology, your constituents can quickly zoom to their current location for up-to-date local information. In addition, Purple Forge builds on this familiarity to create a fluid, natural user experience. For your constituents, the Purple Forge app is a free download from a smartphone app store such as iTunes or Android app store.
Integrate and Deploy
With many organizations today striving to do more with less, moving to a cloud deployment model significantly reduces infrastructure, equipment, software and staff resourcing requirements. Purple Forge’s Smart Service Solutions platform is an industry leading, award-winning technology that offers many benefits over traditional one-off mobile application development. What you get:
- Rapid Deployment – as quickly as eight weeks
- Integration to your existing CMS system (you don’t have to start again)
- Customized to your needs (including branding)
- Distribution to iTunes and Android stores done for you
- Push notifications
- Multiple platforms
The Purple Forge Emergency Management App works on phones and tablets that operate on the iPhone and Android platforms, the two most popular smartphone types.