Register Your Organization

Apply to join the PubSafe help & rescue community

Register Your Organization

Early Application

We have not opened the web portal for registering organizations or dispatching rescue missions. You can login to the web Public Map using your PubSafe mobile app credentials to view a variety of data. Your organization can now apply for access to be ready to use features released in Q1 2022. Application approval may take 1 to 2 weeks. 

Getting Approved and Listed

In an effort to provide a more reliable, organized, efficient, and legitimate public service assistance platform, PubSafe screens organizations based on the factors listed. PubSafe™ is intended for governments, proven NGOs, faith-based organizations, and organized volunteer groups. Impromptu or new organizations may not be accepted until experience and professionalism are demonstrated.

Approval Requirements

  1. Must be a PubSafe mobile app user and upgrade to Pro level. PubSafe credentials are used to complete the registration form.
        Note: iOS users are limited due to Apple restrictions. We recommend Android for now.
  2. Any government agency
  3. Registered entity for 6+ months or be a FEMA, SERT, FBO or CERT qualified organization
  4. Recognized non-profit, NGO related to relief aid, search and rescue, or volunteer organization
  5. Online presence for 6+ months (Facebook and website required)
  6. Positive online reviews, reputation and comments – social media and AR community
  7. Members with experience in disaster response and dispatching
  8. At least 5 members
  9. Agree to the Terms of Use
  10. PubSafe management overall evaluation and benefit to the community

Org Registration and Annual Fee

There is a $99 application fee and a $99 annual administration fee (invoiced net 90). PubSafe is currently waiving the $99 application fee for early registrants. The annual administration fee will be invoiced on the application anniversary.

90-day free trial – Org billing net 90 while you test the platform.

$198 is charged to avoid wasting time researching unqualified organizations and to annually identify organizations that are no longer active. You will be invoiced a $198 administrative fee when your application is received and before the basic screening. If your application is rejected, you will receive a $99 refund to the same email address or credit card once the funds have settled. All fees are non-refundable once an application is approved. 

Fees and application requirements are subject to change anytime without notice. Continued use of the PubSafeTM service is contingent upon agreement with the most current Terms of Service.

How PubSafe Works

PubSafe™ consists of two parts, the mobile app, and the web portal. All users must have the mobile app. Mobile app credentials are used to log into the web portal. Password resets are handled by the mobile app.

The version of the mobile app determines what you can access in the portal. Example: You must have Pro, or higher, version of the app to join an organization. App versions include Free, Base, Plus, Pro, Enterprise, and Government. Each version provides more features and functionality.

Web Portal For Dispatching

The portal provides dispatchers, EOCs and management more real-time data to manage and lead a disaster response, provide geo-targeted emergency communication, manage a search party or manage a long-term recovery effort. PubSafe is not a replacement for 911 or EOC systems. PubSafe can augment existing government data with real-time citizen information to become the primary platform for NGOs, churches and volunteer groups to centrally manage and coordinate response efforts globally. The portal reflects the data in the mobile app and also provides additional features to facilitate dispatching rescue missions to field personnel.

The portal manages help requests using a queue. Help requests may come in to a specific organization or without association to an organization. Since the true goal of all rescue operations is citizen safety, help requests remain in the selected organization’s queue for a specified period of time. If a help request is not assigned to a Mission Ready Responder, the help request is placed into the general queue where any organization can assign it to a “Mission Available” responder. This ensures citizens do not wait for hours or days without help because the reporting organization is overwhelmed. This facilitates working smaller geographic areas for improved efficiency and a significant reduction in emergency response time from volunteer organizations and users.

How the PubSafe Mobile App Is Used

  1. Collect citizen data related to help, emergency and disaster situations which is shared via a map to expedite help and rescue
  2. Provide real-time situational awareness to field and incident command leadership via the general public
  3. To communicate and coordinate non-government and “unofficial” help operations in real-time
  4. Dispatch missions (request for help) to app users in a Responder status
    (App users can either be in Citizen or Responder status. Only Responders using the Plus or higher version can be dispatched on missions)
  5. Provide data to study the response of anonymous citizens and responders activity around disasters for future public safety benefits

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