Irving Burton Associates’ In Case of Crisis today announced that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has selected its emergency preparedness mobile app. With three versions planned for faculty, parents, students and the greater community (select versions will also be developed in Spanish), the mobile app will provide guidance on specific emergencies, offering step-by-step actions to take in cases of fire, severe weather, and evacuation, among other possible situations. Visual icons, know-how guides and detailed instructions will help users communicate and navigate any crisis situation.
As the second largest school district in the nation, LAUSD enrolls more than 650,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, at over 1,300 schools and 249 public charter schools. The district’s boundaries spread over 710 square miles and include the mega-city of Los Angeles as well as all or parts of 31 smaller municipalities, plus several unincorporated sections of Los Angeles County.
The In Case of Crisis mobile solution allows access to emergency information with features such as instructional and building diagrams, key contact calling, push notifications for updates/alerts, maps and incident reporting. The app includes access to a library of 85 possible emergency event scenarios with templates and images.
“We are thrilled to serve the Los Angeles Unified School District as a partner in bringing critical emergency management plans and procedures to their vast communities via mobile devices,” said Christopher Britton, General Manager, IBA’s In Case of Crisis.