Educators reacting to campus emergencies have a new ally. Crisis360, a web-based and mobile application suite for Apple, Android and Windows devices, allows universities to rapidly communicate critical information to ensure safety and maintain business continuity.
The app’s developer alongside Crisis360 user University of California San Francisco, will present applications of mobile-enabled situational awareness to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s inaugural “Best Practices in Higher Education Emergency Management” conference at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday.
Crisis360 will also be available for a close-up look at the exhibit hall, which is open to the public.
Whether facing natural disasters, public health emergencies or terrorism, emergency responders need accurate, up-to-date information to save lives, better protect assets and recover quickly. Crisis360 puts this picture at their fingertips.
The application now plays an integral role at the University of California San Francisco.
“Crisis360 addresses the … need to acquire situational awareness and achieve a common operating picture quickly,” said Christopher Jones, director of Homeland Security Emergency Management for UCSF. “The app’s potential continues to amaze me every time I open it.”
Jon Shale, director of Product Development for Crisis360, says that the app’s potential reaches beyond emergency management because universities, government agencies and businesses can tailor the application to provide a complete picture for their specific organization.
“Crisis360 has been designed from the beginning to be completely customizable and flexible for any campus emergency management team,” Shale said.
Crisis360 is available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows devices, with specific solutions for Higher Education, Healthcare, Restaurants, Financial Institutions, Property Management and Government.