This week, Preparis focused on five of the best crisis management applications. For businesses, emergency preparedness plans are much more than just a binder on a shelf. Your incident management program needs to be a tested, practiced set of plans which all levels of your team are trained upon. Encouraging employees to download disaster recovery apps helps by enabling access to emergency plans, checklists, and response protocols helps establish a culture of preparedness within your organization.
This week, Preparis is focusing on five of the best emergency preparedness apps for iPhones. With a smartphone within reach of nearly everyone, emergency and disaster management organizations are reaching out to the public through customized apps. These organizations are providing tools for the public to utilize when they need it most.
The Apple App Store has over 500,000 apps ranging from practical (the Flashlight app); to fun (Angry Birds); to down-right pointless (iBeer). Some developers and disaster and emergency management professionals are even realizing the potential for the use of mobile apps to help during disasters. There are several mobile apps designed for the iPhone which could be useful during a disaster. Here is a review of 4 of the most frequently recommended free apps.