Thompson Rivers University

Stay safe with new app

  Posted on: September 8, 2016

TRU SAFE—a new app from the Office of Safety and Emergency Management—launches September 9 for Apple and Android devices.

The app provides just-in-time information on safety, security and what to do in an emergency situation, and is a platform for emergency notifications.

TRU SAFE was created using the AppArmor platform, with the safety and emergency management team deciding on functionality and providing content. The AppArmor platform is already used by a large number of universities in the US and Canada, including BCIT, Camosun College, Capilano University, UBC Okanagan, and Vancouver Island University.

The launch of this app coincides with the announcement of the newly-named Office of Safety and Emergency Management. This office includes occupational health and safety, emergency management and biosafety.

“As Safety and Emergency Management, we are better able to serve the TRU community as many of these services such as first aid, emergency planning, accident and injury reporting, biosafety and overall safety training are more integrated, ” said Associate Director, Office of Safety and Emergency Management Stacey Jyrkkänen.

She added, “A reminder as school is getting underway for another academic year, if you witness something unsafe or suspicious behavior, call campus security. This can be done by either using the TRU SAFE app or one of the emergency phones (red boxes or blue poles) located around campus.”

Jyrkkänen is encouraging all students, faculty and staff to download the app. And if you have questions about TRU SAFE, you can stop by the safety and management table at the Back to School BBQ this Friday in the Campus Commons. The app is currently live on Android and iOS Apple devices and is available in the respective app stores.

Get it on Google Play

TRU SAFE on the Apple app store

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Stacey Jyrkkänen
Associate Director, Office of Safety and Emergency Management