Emergency Guide 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.
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 Roy Murphy via email or by phone at 617-747-2304.