Canby, OR (PRWEB) August 11, 2014
Make sure loved ones can be quickly located with a new breakthrough app.
iRescue entered into an arrangement with FEMA to broadcast Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) through the IPAWS system. This will allow automated activation of the iRescue beacon if you are in a danger zone. Additionally, the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association we will be working to promote it this fall.
“The iRescue app is an obvious contribution to our current methods of search and rescue.” – Ted Kunze, President of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association.
iRescue is different than other rescue apps because it works whether the cell towers are functioning or not. Some of the key features of the app include:
The idea for the iRescue app came out of a FIRST® Lego League competition held in the fall of 2013. Each year has a different theme for the competition, in 2013 it was Nature’s Fury. The Rockin’ Robots are a group of 6 boys, a mascot, and a Lego® robot from Eccles Elementary School in Canby, Oregon. The team was tasked with coming up with an idea to help people before, during or after a natural disaster.
A Kickstarter campaign was launched as the first stage of marketing iRescue. The first goal was surpassed in less than 24 hours and iRescue will launch on Android and Apple iOS shortly after the Kickstarter project has ended. A beta review version of iRescue will be ready to send out for the Android platform within 2 weeks.
In a school project last spring, the kids were asked “What would you like your legacy to be?” They responded “To save lives with my iRescue.”
"The life you save could be your own, or your kids." - The Rockin' Robots.
BOING! Designs has worked with the Rockin’ Robots to design and develop the app, and is now working to promote iRescue. Please help us save lives and get more brain food: pizza and pretzels, so we can come up with our next great idea. -The Rockin’ Robots: Adam, Cam, Connor, Jack, Jacob, Zack, Robot Buddy (mascot), Warthog (Lego Robot).
Kickstarter bitly link: http://bit.ly/iRescue
Bill Hayhurst 503-299-6805 billh(at)boingdesigns(dot)com