AFAD Emergency Application Ready for Istanbul Earthquake Drill

AFAD Emergency Application Ready for Istanbul Earthquake Drill
AFAD Emergency Application Ready for Istanbul Earthquake Drill

AFAD Emergency mobile application was developed in order to meet the needs of the citizens before, during and after the disaster in a single application. The application, which can be used by all IOS and Android users, can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play application stores.

The AFAD Emergency mobile application, developed by the Ministry of Interior in order to save more lives and reach more citizens in disaster situations, stands out as a domestic and national software. In the AFAD Emergency mobile application, which has a user-friendly design, it is extremely easy to access features such as one-touch emergency call, the nearest assembly area and disaster education videos.

In order to use the application, the phone number must be entered after the AFAD Emergency application is downloaded to the phone. After entering the password sent via text message and verifying the phone number, the application becomes active by entering the TR ID number and granting the location authorization.

One-Touch Emergency Call

As it is known, one of the biggest problems encountered in disasters, especially earthquakes, is the interruption of communication. One-Touch Emergency Call function of AFAD Emergency mobile application eliminates this problem. It is aimed to prevent the congestion that may occur on GSM lines, thanks to the application that allows emergency calls to be made over the internet and to detect the location of the caller with location services.

AFAD Emergency users in disaster areas can reach the 112 Emergency Call Center with a single click, report their situation and submit their requests for help. In addition, our citizens who do not have the opportunity to make voice calls at the time of disaster can also communicate via messages using the ready messages in the application.

Nearest Gathering Area

Collection areas are the areas where our citizens will gather in the event of a possible disaster. In the first hours of the disaster, the meeting areas where our citizens can come together safely away from danger and risks are shown on the map on the main screen of the AFAD Emergency mobile application. Our citizens will be able to find the closest meeting area to them through the application and reach this point by getting directions.

Istanbul Evacuation Placement and Housing Exercise

The earthquake drill will be carried out on May 20, according to the scenario produced in the AFAD-RED system developed by AFAD, based on an earthquake scenario centered on the Islands, with a magnitude of 7,5 and affecting all 39 districts across Istanbul at different levels.

The exercise will be carried out at 18 different points, including the central district of Kağıthane. A total of 24 personnel and 13 vehicles from 3 provinces, 704 disaster groups, local support teams, AFAD volunteers and non-governmental organizations are planned to participate.

Participation at different levels and capacities from Afyonkarahisar, Manisa, Düzce, Bursa, Kocaeli, Balıkesir, Sakarya, İzmir, Bolu, Çankırı, Yalova, Tekirdağ, Adana, Samsun, Diyarbakır, Van, Elazığ, Ankara, Erzurum, Kastamonu, Bilecik and Muş provinces. will be provided.

In the exercise, which will be held within the scope of the 2022 Disaster Drill Year, many scenarios will be tested, especially evacuation, resettlement and shelter, which are important issues that may arise in the event of a possible earthquake.

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