Herndon, Va.– April 1, 2014 – Making critical emergency information available via mobile devices campus-wide, Irving Burton Associates’ In Case of Crisis today announced that Northwest Missouri State University (Northwest) has widely adopted its emergency preparedness mobile app for Northwest’s students, faculty and staff.
With more than 6,000 students and a 240-acre campus, In Case of Crisis has helped Northwest proactively prepare its students, faculty and staff for specific emergencies, offering actions to take in cases of fire, severe weather, evacuation and workplace violence, among other situations. Visual icons, know-how guides and specific instructions help users navigate any crisis situation.
“The In Case of Crisis app gives us the flexibility needed to customize and publish the policies and procedures in the format we prefer and clearly shares easy-to-read instructional diagrams,” said Lieutenant Mike Ceperley, Emergency Management Coordinator with the Northwest University Police. “A huge part of the mobile app’s benefit to our community is that it is accessible even when communications and power are lost.”
Available as an iOS and Android app, emergency plans via In Case of Crisis also include phone contacts and online resources where users can access more information both with the university and Maryville, Mo., officials.
“There is a tremendous amount of great emergency information right at our community’s fingertips, and helping our students and employees know what to do when a crisis situation occurs is a top priority at Northwest. This technology gives us another tool to further enhance the safety of our community,” added Lt. Ceperley.
Utilized by leading corporate, education and government organizations, the In Case of Crisis mobile solution allows convenient and secure access to emergency information with features such as easy-to-read instructional and building diagrams, one-tap key contact calling, push notifications for updates/alerts and maps and now incident reporting. The app includes access to a library of 85 possible emergency event scenarios with templates and images.
About In Case of Crisis
In Case of Crisis is a purpose-built mobile emergency response and business continuity solution designed to allow organizations to publish their specific emergency procedures and instructions via an online portal to employees’, students’ and constituents’ Apple, Android and Amazon Kindle mobile devices. With four editions including education, corporate, government and hospitality, the In Case of Crisis app promotes organization and business continuity by offering mobile users current, actionable emergency guidance when and how they need it, regardless of connectivity. In Case of Crisis is an Irving Burton Associates (IBA) service headquartered in Herndon, Va. For more information visit www.incaseofcrisis.com
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