A new smartphone application has given students, staff and visitors at Northwest Missouri State University an additional resource to help keep them safe in the event of a campus emergency.
The app, called "In Case of Crisis," provides users with instant access to Northwest emergency procedures related to fire, severe weather, evacuation, workplace violence and other hazardous situations.
Each crisis plan includes phone contacts and links to additional information. The app also comes with an audible siren and flashlight.
"Helping our students and employees know what to do when a crisis situation occurs is a top priority at Northwest, and this technology gives us another tool to enhance the safety of our community," said Lt. Mike Ceperley, Northwest’s emergency management coordinator.
"In Case of Crisis" is free and compatible with iPhone and Android devices. To installing the app on a device, perform the following steps:
·Download the "In Case of Crisis – Education" app by IBA Inc. at the Apple store or Google Play.
·Launch the app, scroll through the introductory screens and click "Get Started."
·Click on the "+" symbol in the upper right corner to add a plan.
·Locate and select Northwest Missouri State University.
·Choose the Northwest Missouri State University plan to download to your phone. The Northwest plan will be saved to your phone and will appear immediately the next time you access the app.
For more information about the app and other emergency preparedness resources at Northwest, go to www.nwmissouri.edu/police.