Kathy Romanovskaya

Communications Director
What to do if you have received an SOS alert
We would like to state it officially: "Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency". But once the alert is sent, what should a receiver do?
We created the device that helps users feel that they are not alone and someone has got their backs. When a user sets up the profile in the app, she or he can easily select the contacts who get an alert if something bad is about to happen. The user can also add the information about going out with someone — so the alert card will contain crucial information: user's location, photo, age and gender, possible activity or the place she or he might be at and be with.

Nimb users also form a community of people who will voluntarily get the alert messages. If our user happened to be in a close distance to someone who needs help, she or he will also receive the alert.
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If you are a friend or family member…
If the worst-case scenario is about to happen, follow the instructions:
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If you get an alert from your friend (the notification automatically appears on your phone screen and in the app, in addition to your own Nimb vibrating), keep calm and react reasonably;
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Identify the place your friend is in. The map in the app will tell you where she or he is;
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Immediately call 911, give the operator all the information from the alert card and get ready to get to the place by yourself;
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Coordinate your efforts with other alert receivers in the application, using chat: they could be closer to the place of the event, have a car, be equipped and/or trained to provide needed assistance. You will also see the receivers' locations on the map.
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If you are a Nimb community member…
First, let us thank you for joining us in our mission: making the world a safer place and helping those who are in trouble. You can support people whose values, views and passions you share (using tags in the app), or those who happen to be in urgent need in a close distance.

If you happen to be within 300 yards from the sender in danger, you will get the notification (a kind of AMBER alert) that will appear on your phone screen or vibrate on your ring, if you wear Nimb yourself.

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You will have the location and profile of the person: name, age, gender, photo. Then you can get to that place and help the person, because she or he needs you. We understand that you're taking on unprecedented risks, so we ask you to be as careful and calm as possible;
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When in doubt, call 911 or other emergencies before interfering with the scene of possible crime. Professionals will instruct you how to be more efficient in trying to help;
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Coordinate with other receivers in the application — You might be the most valuable source of information for relatives and friends of the sender;
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Engage more people in the situation, explain it to others nearby and try to attract more skilled and resourceful individuals to the rescue effort.
We never demand any sacrifice, we pray for you to stay safe and sound — but we hope you will give someone a chance to be saved.

As a Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero framed it «The safety of the people shall be the highest law». So, let's ensure that will always be the case!
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