By providing Emergency Management and Public Safety officials with information about you and other members of your family, they can better plan for and respond to your needs during a disaster or other emergency.
Electricity is a comfort and convenience for all but it is critical for some — individuals dependent on electrically-powered medical devices, such as ventilators, or refrigeration for medications, such as insulin. With SmartPrepare, emergency management and public health officials have knowledge of, in advance of a power outage, the medical needs of the community. During a disaster, SmartPrepare provides emergency managers with rapid access to information to more efficiently address the situation.
Recent natural disasters have demonstrated the importance of knowing which individuals have physical conditions or other limitations impeding their ability to self-evacuate should the need arise. SmartPrepare gives government officials access to the most up-to-date and comprehensive secure database about their residents. The data can be queried through the use of any web-enabled device and results displayed on a map, in a list, or exported into other systems for further action.
Adverse weather can make roads impassable and safe transportation impossible for days or even upwards of a week. The inability to access facilities that provide critical medical therapy, for chronically-ill individuals, such as kidney dialysis, can quickly overwhelm the local emergency-response system and healthcare infrastructure. SmartPrepare provides emergency officials with the vital information necessary for making preparations for this type of localized disaster.
Emergency Shelter Needs
Generically planning shelter resources does not necessarily meet the community's actual needs. SmartPrepare provides the essential information – the medical needs of the community, the number of pets and animals that will require sheltering or relocation, as well as other vulnerabilities – required by emergency officials to prepare for the specific resource needs of their population.