FAQ Glossary

My Status
A way for a user to log their last known location and plan before potentially going offline during a disaster. This information can be used by family and SAR to help locate a missing person or conduct a wellness check.
Organization
A structured group, typically an NGO, non-profit or government agency, operating as a cohesive unit to a common goal. Organizations include a team but many additional features as well. Apply at: https://pubsafe.net/organization-registration/
Quick Post
A QP is a shortcut menu with the most commonly used posts and for quick emergency posts. The same options are found in other areas of the app.
Responder
A user which has switched from a Citizen role to that of a Responder. A responder is volunteering to help others when called upon directly through a help request, or as part of a team or organization. Responders are expected to have above-average skills and resources which can be matched to the details of a help request or just to be an extra set of hands at an incident.
Share My Location
There are several places which enable users to share their location using email or SMS. The quickest way is to click your icon (black) on the map and select "Share via SMS" under the Location header.
Situation Report - SitRep
A sitrep is a short report on what is going on in a user's area. Sitreps are short in format and should include images or video. Sitreps give other users, responders and the government real-time visibility on an area or situation. Sitreps can be used to report something unusual or nothing at all; both provide insight for emergency managers.
SOS
Click the SOS icon in the top header to request emergency help. SOS requests will expire if not renewed before the timer counts down. Responders may still respond when able to confirm the emergency is over but there is not a guarantee.
Team
A group of users that want to share information within the team only. Teams can be a few people, up to 35,000 based on the version of the PubSafe mobile app installed.
User Label
Show or hide user public profile names on the map.
Visibility
Options to control how and when information is available to other users, teams, organizations or for public benefit research.