AFAD EMERGENCY MOBILE APPLICATION developed with the purpose of responding to the needs of people before, during and after disasters at the end of 2021 will be used in the Evacuation and Accommodating Exercise which will be organized in İstanbul on May 20, 2022. A new of scenarios including evacuation and accommodating abilities in case of a possible earthquake will be tested in the exercise which will be participated by 13 teams from 24 provincial directorates of disaster and emergency.
One of the biggest problems experienced during a disaster is communication. AFAD Emergency Mobile Application developed as a remedy to communication failures is an important component of the exercise. Single Touch Emergency Call function activated in disaster areas provides the opportunity to make urgent calls through the internet and eliminates busy line possibilities that may occur in mobile GSM operators.
Moreover, this application allows rescue workers to detect the whereabouts of victims.
Single Touch to Save Lives
The AFAD Emergency Mobile application developed by the Ministry of Interior Affairs by using local and national means includes a single touch emergency call, directions to the closest assembly area and also disaster training video features. Applications which are suitable for IOS and Android phone users can be downloaded from App Store or Google Play stores.
The application is activated after entering ID card no and verification of password and telephone number information.
AFAD Emergency users can reach 112 Emergency Call Center with single touch and ask for help. The application provides users the opportunity to communicate via scripted messages if they fail to make voice calls.
Evacuation and Accommodating Exercise in İstanbul
According to the earthquake exercise prepared by AFAD by using AFAD-RED system, an earthquake measuring 7,7 in Richter Scale takes place in İstanbul and will affect the entire 39 districts of İstanbul.
Total of 3,704 rescue workers including 13 disaster teams from neighboring 24 cities, local support teams, AFAD volunteers and NGOs are planned to participate in the exercise.