Jason Friesen with a TrekMedics and Beacon Update

Trek MedicsJason Friesen from TrekMedics.org joins us on the show this week. We’ve had Jason on the show before talking about his non-profit organization. To refresh your memory. Trek Medics International is a 501c 3 registered nongovernmental organization dedicated to improving emergency medical systems in communities without reliable access to emergency care through innovative mobile phone technologies.

Their hallmark system, called Beacon, is used to build out functionality in areas without sophisticated first world radio infrastructure using a dedicated mobile application. Beacon is a text message-based emergency dispatching platform designed specifically for communities with limited access to emergency care and transport. It enables to communities to leverage their own resources in order to design, launch, manage and sustain their own emergency response networks on any phone, with or without an internet connection, and anywhere there’s a mobile phone signal.

Also on the show this week with Jason are co-hosts Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley, plus show regulars Dr. Joe Holley and our disaster weather expert, Kyle Nelson. If you want to join the conversation, check out our Facebook Group and ask questions or leave comments on each week’s episode posts.

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