Incident Management System
An incident management system is a combination of equipment, personnel, procedures and communications that work together in an emergency to react, understand and respond. Each of the four factors is necessary in order for an incident management system to be effective.
To maximize the effectiveness of an incident management system, it is important those whose responsibility it is to react, understand and respond, have access as much relevant data as possible about the incident in the shortest possible time. Saving time saves lives.
This is where Rave Mobile Safety’s powerful data and communication tools can be invaluable. Each can be used as an element of an incident management system, or the components combined to prepare better, respond faster and communicate more effectively during emergencies.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Incident Management
The current coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak is a very different type of emergency - and one that demands both effective communication and effective management due to the volume of inaccurate information being distributed through social media the unprecedented nature of the emergency.
Although this particular emergency carries a high level of personal responsibility, schools, universities, businesses, and state and local governments - which are most often regarded as reliable sources of information - have an important role to play in keeping communities informed and safe.
Rave Mobile Safety's suit of communication solutions are ideal for coronavirus COVID-19 incident management as they can be used to educate people on the safest possible sources of action, alert communities to localized outbreaks, and provide information on when, where, and how individuals should seek medical assistance.
For organizations wanting to check on the wellbeing of self-isolating citizens, students, or employees, Rave Alert's geo-poll capability can help you keep in touch with large groups of people remotely in order to identify those in need of assistance. This capability also has advantages for businesses, who can use it to solicit staff availability for vacant shifts caused by other employees self-isolating.
Tools to Save Time and Save Lives
Rave Mobile Safety provides a suite of powerful data and communication tools to save time and save lives. From tools that provide additional caller data for faster, more effective response, to tools that provide real-time situational awareness and can prevent incidents from further escalating.
Our tools can help maximize the effectiveness of community, business and school incident management systems, enhance personal safety in healthcare facilities and on college campuses, and contribute towards the rapid dispatch of assistance to individuals in need of help.
We have listed below a selection of our tools to save time and save lives below. If you feel any of these can help improve the effectiveness of your incident management system, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or to schedule a free demo of our tools in action.
Preparedness is Key to Effective Incident Management
Imagine a scenario in which before first responders arrive at the scene of an emergency, they have access to interactive maps of the location detailing the best access points, utility shut-offs points, CCTV, and accurate information about any hazards they may encounter.
As well as this information, first responders have details of the individuals, employees or students who may be within the danger zone and their health profiles – detailing any special needs or mobility issues. Furthermore, first responders can communicate with the individuals or groups of individuals.
This is the nature of information that can facilitate the most effective reaction, understanding and response in an emergency situation, and is the nature of information first responders can access via the Rave Prepare and Smart911 tools.
Effective Communication in an Emergency Situation
Two of Rave Mobile Safety´s incident management system tools facilitate effective communication in an emergency situation – Rave Alert and Rave911. Both support two-way communication between those involved in the emergency and key personnel to provide real time situational awareness.
Rave Alert is an omnichannel emergency notification system that can be used to provide timely warnings of emergency incidents and, during an incident, keep system administrators in touch with groups of individuals, employees or students via voice, SMS messaging and email.
Rave911 enables emergency call takers to initiate two-way SMS messaging with mobile phone callers for better handling, dispatching and responding to emergency calls. SMS messaging is proven to be especially effective in dangerous situations in which the caller is unable to talk.
Personal Safety in Multiple Use Cases
In healthcare facilities and college campuses – and many other locations – the personal safety of employees, students and individuals can often be placed at risk. In these situations, Rave Mobile Safety´s tools can help accelerate response times – potentially saving lives.
Rave Guardian is a geo-tagged smartphone app that enables individuals to text tips to system administrators when they see something suspicious, use a safety timer to advise guardians of their late arrival at a destination, or call 911 or onsite security with the press of a button.
The Rave Panic Button performs a similar function inasmuch as it instantly and simultaneously communicates an emergency situation to 911, on-site security personnel and others within the sender´s notification group – delivering critical response data and shortening response times.
The Benefits of our Incident Management System Tools
In addition to better preparing first responders for the emergency incident they will be asked to deal with and enhancing personal safety, Rave Mobile Safety´s tools to maximize the effectiveness of an incident management system have multiple benefits for communities, businesses and schools.
Our incident management system tools proactively engage those who use them in security and safety, they improve the visibility into potential risks, minimize disruption by improving incident management, and facilitate effective communications before during and after an incident.
Rave Mobile Safety is trusted by over 3,100 communities throughout the country and protects 40% of the higher education population. Thousands of businesses enhance their duty of care posture with Rave Mobile Safety tools, which display critical data to emergency services in 15% of all 911 calls.
If you would like to see why, contact us today for an informal discussion about your current incident management system. Our technicians will select the tool(s) that would best maximize its effectiveness and organize a free demo at a time that is convenient to you and those with whom you may share a responsibility to react, understand and respond.