Free Citizen Public Safety Network

 

 

People Helping People & Animals

Daily Help. Emergencies. Disasters.

Disaster management data benefiting FEMA, EOC and the people

Emergencies: hurricanes, active shooters, tornadoes, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires

Help: flat tire, down tree, clothing, food, boat stuck, motorcycle breakdown, hiking, fishing

PubSafe is a free community of people ready to help others, get help and share information in real-time. PubSafe is the worlds only network for citizens by citizens but available to the government and non-government relief and rescue organizations as well. The app facilitates real-time information sharing with those users around you. Users can get help from anything as simple as changing a flat tire, assisting elderly shoveling their driveway, to towing a boat, warning of a fast moving wildfire or sharing your location for a rooftop rescue after a major hurricane and flood. Users can also report the location of animals in need or rescue or resources. If a flood is coming and you need help moving horses, post a help request. The opportunity to help others is endless and PubSafe connects people.

Designed for Citizens

  • Neighbors helping each other
  • Good samaritans helping post disaster
  • Volunteer NGOs & SAR team rescues
  • Churches & non-profit targeted relief
  • Government 911 overflow and situational awareness
  • Animal rescue groups

Features

  • Share your last known location
  • Share updates on the situation in your area
  • Request help and give help to people and animals
  • Map and update shelters and NGO staging area
  • Post emergencies – Rooftop flood rescue, active shooter
  • Share data for research to improve large scale response
  • Share video & images with first responders and animal rescue teams
  • Log volunteer hours for FEMA reimbursement
  • Citizen damage assessments

Real-World Applications

Help Scenarios

Information Sharing

Research

  • Request help for routine issues or emergencies
  • Share active shooter alert to local users
  • Share location for flood rescue
  • Sinking boat
  • Injured hiking
  • Share location with first responders
  • Request & log help when 911 is down or overloaded
  • Global assistance from other users as you travel
  • Injured in the wilderness
  • Shovel snow from driveway
  • Help changing a flat tire
  • Catching a ride
  • Shelter or staging area location & details
  • SitReps to share with community
  • Mass emergency communication to very specific areas
  • Volunteer hours logging
  • Citizen damage assessments
  • Sharing images & video for EOC awareness
  • User movement patters during disasters
  • Improved evacuation planning and routing
  • GPS tracking integration for equitable public service
  • Asset location – generators, police, rescue, etc.
  • Post disaster research
  • Study damage recovery progress

PubSafe requires cellular connection and data service to operate. Always call 911 first in an emergency. 911 and EOC may not be monitoring the PubSafe app. All use is at your own risk.

Mobile App Collects & Connects

 

The PubSafe mobile app shares information in real-time to improve communication and response to people that need assistance. Assistance may be a flat tire roadside, a medical emergency while boating or a widescale response to disaster such as Hurricane Harvey, the California wildfires or a tsunami.

 

FREE API for Government

Because the PubSafe app data is free to government agencies to use to improve emergency and disaster response, it is not limited by city, county or state budgets. This “umbrella” platform is the only network of its kind in the world, and it operates worldwide. APIs enable the sharing of specific data during specific times.

Emergency Management Help Request

Free Government Access For Disasters & Research

Disaster management data for FEMA and location EOC managers

 

Government agencies are encourage to install, monitor and respond to emergencies that are posted to the mobile app from the 911 center. The app data is not intended to replace current systems but to augment them. Since the app does not have political boundaries, emergency management can monitor issues nationally and internationally.

When 911 is overwhelmed, the first person that can render aid may be a neighbor. PubSafe provides communication across information silos. As disasters evolve data will eventually be managed by the users role within disaster designated areas. This works to deconflict and prioritize response assets while continuing to utilize NGOs and good samaritans for less emergency help requests. 

FEMA can only help so much and information management and communication are limited by people, phone systems, operators and government political boundaries, until now.

 

Privacy

 

Privacy and security is a notable concern that is improving on a regular basis. The tradeoff between being able to get or give help and some data being visible is a decision for each user. Tools such as going “invisible” or hiding a phone number give the user control over when and what to share. 

Sharing data to various agencies with a proven track record of responsible data management is an important aspect of the Aftermath Data platform. With the right controls and limitations the data can be used to observer anonymous user activity during a disaster and to study the general populations response after an event to better plan and prepare for future events. 

Download the Mobile App

 Search for “PubSafe” on either app store.

 

Respond to Daily Help Requests

Users

  • Everyday citizens
  • Update information in real time for others to see
  • Submit situation reports (SitReps) for other users, SAR, NGOs and NERT teams
  • Request help from the responders and NERTS (citizen responders, government, and private groups.

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Responders

  • Citizens registered to help – Initiative
  • Time, resources or skills to help in a disaster
  • First to respond to requests for help
  • Augmenting response prior to government assistance
  • Mission assignment from help requests or government tasking
  • Provide information to EOC used in the overall disaster response

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Government

  • Local, state or federal officials needing real-time data
  • View “hot spots” and allocate proper resources
  • Track frequency, location, and type of help requests
  • Augment 911 services when overwhelmed
  • Improve communication across agencies with umbrella data source

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Corporations

  • For profit and non-profit organizations
  • Large-scale to church parking lots
  • Go to “hot spots” and render assistance
  • Update status of shelters, supplies, and aid locations
  • Establish aid stations on the fly and publish details
  • Contribute to national data collection program for analysis

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How It Works!

Although Aftermath is not directly connected or integrated with EOC and 911 services, we hope EOCs, FEMA, the Red Cross and others view the data to augment current data collection methods. We welcome the opportunity to discuss integration and other services with FEMA and other government agencies.

Why Participate?

Simple, save lives.

Good, real-time information can save lives. The more people that use the service the more information that is being shared. This data is also critical to asset and resource allocation ranging from an individual with a chainsaw, to fire trucks, to the National Guard.

Keep the Aftermath app on your phone and up to date at all times. In today’s world, you never know when you will be involved in a crisis and 911 is unresponsive. Facebook is great but it limits data to specific groups and friends. Aftermath is designed to be open to the public, protect your identity and bridge the data gap between people and organizations.

Pet rescue assistance during emergency and disaster relief efforts
Puerto Rico recovering from hurricane Irma. FEMA

How can you help?

Users can simply spread the word on social media and share the “Aftermath Data” app before you need it, during and after an emergency or large-scale disaster. The more users, the better the data and the more people are helped.

Government agencies can request more information on data services and encourage people in the path of an event to download, share and use the app.

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