Help: Emergency services at the touch of a button
Our world has been revolutionized by the expediency of emergency services.
Simply dialing 9-1-1 offers an array of services for people throughout the United States with response times as little as 3 minutes. However, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, discrepancies in communication with 9-1-1 dispatchers has accounted for an average increase in dispatch communication by 11 minutes.
In that 11 minute span, a dangerous situation could be thwarted, a house fire could be put out, or a life could be saved.
We, the Help team, challenge you to imagine the safety, security, and vitality of a police response, ambulance, or fire engine at your fingertips. Simply turn your phone's location on, and the app provides you with a report of nearest fire departments, police stations, and hospitals.
If you ever encounter a situation that requires any of the aforementioned services, you have the option of immediately alerting them through GPS dispatch, the technology operated by 9-1-1 operators throughout the United States. With your location in their hands, communication lies in SMS, preventing any discrepancy that results in a longer communication time.
One touch of a button--one app--can save lives like never before.
Join us in our journey of cutting that 11 minutes, and making emergency services efficient in protecting our community.
Check out our source code: https://github.com/FerrariStudios/Help
Check out our presentation slide show: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VqW4VCs2juQuuXA2Jdv3FxZ8ing4q569/view?usp=sharing