Emergency Guide App

Berklee "In Case of Emergency" AppGiven 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.   

Quick Links

How to Download

1. Download the In Case of Crisis - Education app by visiting:

·       Apple App Store (iOS)

·       Google Play (Android)

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.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Is this a replacement for BENS Alerts?

How much does it cost?

Does launching the app use cellular data?

Will the app work with my device? 

How much storage space does the app require?

Where can I get more information?


Is this a replacement for Berklee Emergency Notification System (BENS) Alerts?

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. 


How much does it cost?

The app is free to download. 


Does launching the app use cellular data?

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. 


Will the app work with my device? 

Currently, the app works with devices running iOS 5.0 or newer and Android 2.3.3 or newer.  


How much storage space does the app require?

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. 


Where can I get more information?

For more information on the app or the emergency management program, please contact Steven Taddonio at 617 747-2601 or staddonio@berklee.edu.


Emergency Guide App Giveaway Official Rules

How to Enter

  1. Download the Berklee In Case of Crisis app (see "How to Download" above).
  2. Complete all required fields and submit the "Emergency Guide App Giveaway" form between 12:00 a.m. EST on January 5, 2015 and 11:59 p.m. EST on April 19, 2015. 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).

Prize Drawing

On or about April 20, 2015, a random drawing will take place to select potential winners from all eligible entrees received. Odds of winning depend upon the number of prizes and 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)

Grand Prize 

  • One Apple iPad Air 16 GB wi-fi

Secondary Prizes (each to be awarded separately) 

  • One $5 gift certificate to Spike's Junkyard Dogs
  • $1/$2/$3 burrito coupons for Boloco

Contact Information

Any questions about the contest can be directed to Steven Taddonio, emergency manager, at 617 747-2601 or staddonio@berklee.edu.