Emergency Guide Mobile App
Given that the vast majority of the U.S. population owns a smartphone or tablet device, Berklee has leveraged mobile technology by partnering with the In Case of Crisis app.
This new tool places important information onto a single mobile platform to help guide you through an emergency. This free app provides procedures and contacts behind easily accessible and identifiable icons that are categorized by the specific situation so you can keep yourself safe or get the help you need.
1. Download the In Case of Crisis - Education app by visiting:
2. Launch In Case of Crisis - Education app and click "OK" to allow push notifications (if prompted*).
3. After the tutorial (swipe left), click on the "+" symbol in the right corner to add a plan.
4. Select "Berklee College of Music."
5. Choose "BCM Emergency Guide" to download the plan to your device.
* Android devices may have additional prompts.
No. BENS is used to notify the community of a major emergency, with text and email as its primary methods, and will continue to be used. This app provides specific procedures and contacts that will assist a user during or after an emergency situation.
The app is free to download.
Only the initial download and rare updates require (minimal) cellular data or wi-fi. Once downloaded, app information "lives" on your device. Note: some of the icon events provide external links and "actionable" phone numbers that would require wi-fi or cellular data to be accessed.
Currently, the app works with devices running iOS 5.0 or newer and Android 2.3.3 or newer.
The current version is approximately 20 MB in size (compared to approximately 200 MB for Facebook). Future versions will also be similar in size to minimize the use of storage space on your device.
How to Enter
- Download the Berklee In Case of Crisis app (see "How to Download" above).
- Complete all required fields and submit the "Emergency Guide App Giveaway" form between 12:00 a.m. EST on August 22, 2014 and 11:59 p.m. EST on December 1, 2014. This form includes two (2) questions that must be answered correctly.
Any current Berklee College of Music student or employee with an "@berklee.edu" email address is eligible (Public Safety Department staff members are not eligible). Only one (1) entry and one (1) prize allowed per person (exception: entrants who refer another entrant will recieve an addtional submission).
On or about December 2, 2014, a random drawing will take place to select potential winners from all eligible entrees received. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. An attempt to contact winners will be made by using the email address included on an entrant's official submission form.
Agreement to Official Rules
Submitting the "Emergency Guide App Giveaway" form constitutes full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules. Any intentional violation of these official rules will render the entrant ineligible for the contest.
Verification of Winners and Delivery of Prizes
Winners will be required to verify their identification by presenting a valid Berklee ID. Winners must also present their owned mobile device with the downloaded app. Winners will be required to sign for their claimed prize. Prizes will be awarded to alternative winners (from a random drawing of remaining eligible non-winners) if prize is not claimed within seven days of email notification.
Available Prizes (subject to change)
- One Apple iPad Air 16 GB wi-fi
Secondary Prizes (each to be awarded separately)
- One $25 gift certificate to Boston Burger
- One $25 gift certificate to b.good
- 50 $1/$2/$3 burrito coupons for Boloco
- Coupon for one large one-topping pizza from Little Steve's Pizzeria
- One Berklee hooded sweatshirt from Berklee Bookstore
Any questions about the contest can be directed to Steven Taddonio, emergency manager, at 617 747-2601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.