|New app offers help to disaster victims |
|Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 9:03 pm |
|Northwest Tennessee Disaster Services is partnering with the software developer Voxer to offer a special app for disaster victims and mass shooting victims to communicate via voice, text and images with emergency services through dedicated channels when traditional phone land lines are down. |
The intended product will be named the “Together for All” app.
NTDS will offer a free version to the general public with additional upgrade options. Inclusive options are an earthquake detection/prediction function, hands only CPR instructions, first aid instructions, a shelter locator function that provides the addresses of area activated shelters, a flashlight function, a donation link for the NTDS agency, a voice activation function, a link back to NTDS’s official website and a non-cellular dependent, two-way communications upgrade.
“We are currently seeking participants to be part of our Beta program,” a spokesman with NTDS said.
Qualified participants include Obion County-based fire departments, rescue squad, law enforcement, hospital/medical and department of education personnel.
“If your agency has members that would like to participate, email us at support@ togetherforall.org,” the spokesman said. Published in The Messenger 1.17.13