Download New Emergency Preparedness App
Posted September 16, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
Fire. Severe weather. You can’t predict when an emergency will occur on campus — but when it does, you’ll need to know who to call and what to do.
The free In Case of Crisis app (education version) is available for both Apple and Android devices.
That’s why a new app from Georgia Tech Police Department’s Office of Emergency Preparedness is so handy.
“Everyone seems to be carrying a smartphone of some kind,” said Andy Altizer, director of Emergency Preparedness. “With this app, it’s simple to have emergency plans at your fingertips.”
The free In Case of Crisis app (education version) is available for both Apple and Android devices and provides Institute procedures for situations including:
- Bomb threats.
- Chemical spills.
- A shooter on campus.
- Tornado warning.
The app also features a list of emergency contact information, a flashlight, and an emergency siren. Another convenient feature is that the crisis plans download directly to your device, which means that you can still access information without an Internet connection.
“We don’t expect people to carry around a 25-page emergency plan — but it would be nice for them to have it on their phone,” Altizer added.
When you launch the app, click on the “+” in the right corner and select “Georgia Institute of Technology.”