hurricane or forest fire were approaching your community, a mandatory evacuation
would probably be ordered. A mandatory evacuation works great for those
individuals who are ambulatory and who understand the need for evacuation. What
happens to the people in your community that are in wheelchairs or bedridden?
Who helps them evacuate your city? What about people with special needs such as
the mentally ill, mentally handicapped, persons with respiratory disorders that
are dependent on oxygen, people dependent on dialysis or other medical
equipment? Who helps them prepare for an emergency? 911Disaster PlanTM identifies the vulnerable individuals in your
community so that an orderly evacuation plan can be devised. Every
community needs an emergency preparedness plan. When a natural or man-made
disaster occurs, resources such as the fire department, law enforcement, Red
Cross, FEMA and emergency volunteers need to be allocated quickly. 911Disaster PlanTM
the emergency preparedness command centers in achieving evacuation with the
911Disaster PlanTM consists of two distinct and complementary features:
1. identification of vulnerable
individuals that need assistance during an evacuation due to disaster
2. tracking evacuation relocation
information so that every resident's evacuation location is known.
Here is a sample of the disaster plan report; this
summary report shows citizens within the community with special needs:
911Disaster PlanTM also creates comprehensive reports that identify the individuals
within each category and all of their demographic information. You can use
the summary report to look at the community as a whole; you would use the
detailed report for information about each individual within the community.
an actual evacuation, 911Disaster PlanTM tracks where individuals are
relocated. If an individual is relocated two or three times during an
evacuation, first to a temporary facility/shelter and then to a more permanent
location, 911Disaster PlanTM tracks the entire movement. Not only do you see
an on-screen display of individuals that have been evacuated, you also have an
ongoing report that gets updated periodically to track your relocation progress.
At any point in time, emergency responders can identify citizens that still need
assistance. Because 911Disaster PlanTM
is integrated with LifeSaverAppTM,
medical information about the residents is gathered automatically.
As a nation, we watched in horror at the
disaster relief efforts of Hurricane Katrina. Not only was there chaos
regarding the evacuation itself, there was also a total lack of knowledge about
the medical needs of the community. As a consequence, pharmaceutical companies
donated huge amounts of medications for diabetes, cancer and other chronic
conditions. Many of these medications were never administered because no one
knew which medications were appropriate for the individuals in need. Resources
were wasted because of lack of disaster and emergency preparedness planning.
coordinates the entire disaster relief program from start to finish, saving
lives through appropriate disaster management.