Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District Partners with FOREalert to Enhance Security and Emergency Preparedness

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FWCBD Uses FOREalert App for Crime and Emergency Communications

Over the last eight months, the Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District (FWCBD) has partnered with FOREalert, an innovative and collaborative emergency communication app, to improve security and crisis management in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf area.

The FOREalert app, which uses geofencing technology, allows the FWCBD to easily communicate with their constituents. The app facilitates communication between the FWCBD's Safety Ambassadors and key district security personnel in real-time. The app can be used in an emergency situation or proactively on a daily basis. The organization can now share photos and text as well as pinpoint specific areas of concern. The comprehensive FOREalert logs enable tracking of security metrics and trends.

As part of the continued partnership, the FOREalert team is working with merchants, ambassadors, and security personnel in the San Francisco city area to promote further adoption of the app. The FWCBD believes that tourists to the Fisherman's Wharf area would benefit from using the app to receive information in the case a widespread emergency or natural disaster.

Executive Director of FWCBD, Troy Campbell, said, "FOREalert's technology will enable better communication among the FWCBD authorities, merchants, ambassadors, and the public to improve response time during emergency and non-emergency situations."

The CEO of FOREalert Corp, Satish Padmanabhan, said, "We are honored to have our technology utilized to empower the tourists and merchants in the San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf area in efficiently and effectively responding to crisis situations and general disturbances."

FOREalert is a free smartphone app that streamlines real-time, two-way communication among authorities and, in some use cases, the public. The user can be anonymous because no registration, login, or contact information is required to use the app. The app can be downloaded at the app store for IOS devices and Google Play store for Android devices.

The Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District (, a nonprofit organization, was founded in November of 2005 by the business and property owners of the San Francisco neighborhood. The district is funded through an annual assessment for 15 years from the property owners. The purpose of the Fisherman's Wharf Community Benefit District is to preserve and enhance its vast San Francisco waterfront landscape and multi-cultural heritage while integrating modern efficiencies to enrich the experience of visitors from both near and far.

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