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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

June 14, 2013

Smartphone app gives Northwest community instant access to emergency plans, resources

Updated Aug. 27, 2014

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A smartphone application available to the Northwest Missouri State University community helps students, employees and campus visitors become better prepared when a crisis arises.

The app, “In Case of Crisis,” gives students and employees instant access to Northwest emergency plans so they know what to do when a crisis strikes. The easy-to-navigate app features information categorized by scenarios and offers actions to take in cases of fire, severe weather, evacuation and workplace violence, among other situations. The plans are customized for emergency events at Northwest and are accessible anytime, anywhere.

In addition, each crisis plan includes phone contacts and online resources where users can access more information when a crisis occurs. The app also features an audible siren and a 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.

 

Download instructions

“In Case of Crisis” is free and available for iPhone and Android devices. Users may download and access it by following these instructions:

 

For more information about the app or emergency preparedness at Northwest, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/police/.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468