Irving Burton Associates’ In Case of Crisis today announced that Providence College has selected its emergency preparedness mobile app. Launching during the fall of 2014, In Case of Crisis will provide Providence College’s 5000+ faculty, staff and students – living on or off-campus – and its 100-acre campus community with dynamic, real-time emergency plans and procedures and incident reporting capabilities during emergencies.
The mobile app will provide guidance on specific situations, offering step-by-step actions to take in cases of fire, severe weather and other emergencies. With an advanced incident reporting feature, the app will help the campus community communicate information quickly and provide an anonymous environment for students to ask questions or seek help.
“We needed a mobile app to help instruct our community about crisis situations, e.g., fire, weather, personal emergencies, including our on and off-campus students,” said Koren Kanadanian, Director of Emergency Management, Providence College. “Previously, we relied on flip charts, department meetings and printed materials for emergency preparedness. These methods were limited, as materials were often lost or outdated and it was difficult to share plans and procedures easily with students.”
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, maps and incident reporting. The app includes access to a library of 85 possible emergency event scenarios with templates and images.
“We are pleased to work with Providence College as they work to extend their emergency management efforts and offer their entire campus community plans and procedures on mobile devices,” said Christopher Britton, General Manager, IBA’s In Case of Crisis. “As students’ and faculty’s usage of mobile phones increases it was important to make safety information available to them in real-time at their fingertips.”
During the fall of 2014, Providence College will also incorporate parts of their Providence College CARE Student Network with the In Case of Crisis mobile app. The program will provide faculty and staff with tools that help offer distressed students support, counseling and other services.
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 http://www.incaseofcrisis.com.
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