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In The News

“Twilio Flex to the Rescue for Trek Medics“

“Nonprofit seeks to improve emergency response via SMS”

Radio Interview: “The ‘Uber for ambulances’ serving the poor“

“Restoring heartbeats and improving emergency care in Africa“

“The life-saving mission of Tanzania’s killer taxi bikes “

“Bringing 911 Service to the Developing World With Smartphones…“

Letter to the Editor: “What to do when you can’t call 911”

“Not having 911 services is a huge drain on a country’s economy”

Feature on “Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta”

“The Startup That Aims to be Uber for War Zones”

Op-Ed: “Nepal earthquake: Rescue teams arrive too late to save lives, it’s time to rethink…“

“How Technology Can Turn Cell Phones Into 9-1-1 Systems“

“The Uberification of Emergency Response”

“Want to Help African EM? Think Local”

“The life saving deeds of city bodaboda riders”

“Crowdsourcing 9-1-1 for the Developing World”

“Twilio powers SMS-based emergency response system for the developing world“

Français: “Installer un numéro d’urgence…”

“How We’re Rethinking 911 Around the Globe”

“Location-based tools could boost timely medical responses“

Regular Contributors

Blog Post: “What you need to know to be a disaster response medic”


March 29, 2018

Trek Medics announces new disaster technology grant from Cisco Systems to make Beacon Emergency Dispatch Platform “disaster-friendly”

March 2, 2017

Jason Friesen returns to the Disaster Podcast to share updates on Trek Medics progress implementing their SMS-based Emergency Dispatch Platform, Beacon, in the Dominican Republic and Tanzania

April 21, 2016

Trek Medics’ founder Jason Friesen joins the Disaster Podcast for a 2-part interview about the organization, its mission, and its approach to EMS development in low- and middle-income countries

Support from Our Partners

Disaster Technology Grant Awardee

Impact Fund Awardee 2017 & 2019

Grant Awardee

Tamer Fund for Social Ventures Grant

Grant Awardee

Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)

Global Impact Grant Awardee

SUMURR mHealth Challenge

Gifts-In-Kind and Technical Support

Big Ideas Award Winner

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