08/13/2018

Raft Up Assists in Boating Emergency

Contact: Corey Boelkens, RaftUp Technologies
Phone: 479-422-0868
Email: corey@raftup.com


RAFTUP APP ASSISTS IN BOATING EMERGENCY, NEXT GENERATION 911 PLATFORM EXPANDING TO MORE COUNTIES & LAKES


LAKE OZARK, MO: AUGUST 10, 2018 -- On May 26, 2018, The RaftUp App’s emergency “Smart SOS” function was used by a boater experiencing a boat fire on the Gravois Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks. The SOS alert was sent to the Morgan County 911, which had adopted RaftUp Technologies’ 911 platform called AdventureSafe almost 2 years ago. The alert from the user allowed Morgan County
dispatchers to determine which fire station to call onto the scene and where to direct responding units. All victims of the boat fire are uninjured.

Rick Bias, the Emergency Management Director of Morgan County 911, commented the following: “We were able to see which side of the lake the boat was closest to because one side of the lake has a different fire jurisdiction and the other side of the lake has a different one, of course. So, by seeing that location - having the GPS location - we know where to send the first responders to make sure they get to the right agency”. “I recommend that every 911 center have [AdventureSafe] to help them out. Any time that you can have help to find somebody that will take time away - because in the old days we had to keep asking questions, we had to honk horns and find them. This is a lot better to help them, to locate them”.

The AdventureSafe Platform continues to expand to counties across Arkansas and Missouri. RaftUp Technologies has hired a dedicated 911 Outreach Manager, Christy Wagner, to facilitate AdventureSafe’s
adoption by 911 dispatch centers. Wagner has over a decade in 911 dispatch and emergency response. Benton County, Missouri is the latest county to adopt the platform, which is currently being used in 8
counties in the Midwest.

To watch the full testimonial from Rick Bias, click here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL6tuX-aboA&feature=youtu.be

About RaftUp Technologies

RaftUp Technologies is a software development company that provides technical solutions that increasesafety and social utility for boaters, recreational businesses, public safety agencies, and outdoor
enthusiasts. To learn more, visit raftup.com Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: @theraftup. The app may be downloaded from iTunes and the Google Play Store.

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