Talking to one of the safety initiatives in our town, one of the directors told me about an accident where a biker had a head-on collision with a vehicle. The incident was filmed and someone on scene could be heard saying “What do I do, what do I do?” and proceeded to call the police, instead of an ambulance.
Reading (or writing) this from the comfort of one’s couch, it’s easy to say that it’s obvious what should’ve been done to get the best help fast. But in a high-stress situation that we’re (hopefully) not exposed to on a regular basis, most of us sadly don’t see the world in stunning clarity. Instead, confusion and panic take over and it’s natural to freeze up.
This is one of the key problems we solve with Namola. One simple button to press. We get your details and location, call you back literally within seconds, and engage the right help as fast as possible. So that in a traumatic situation, you don’t have to feel helpless and alone. (If you haven’t tested Namola yet, please do so now! We want our users to be prepared.)
Apart from the obvious emergency services (police and ambulance), we’re also hard at work building meaningful and lasting partnerships with a range of other safety services. Just this week, for example, we solidified our partnership with the TEARS Foundation, a wonderful not-for-profit organisation that provides help and counselling with gender-based violence — such as domestic abuse, sexual assault, and rape.
If you are part of any community safety initiative, whether it’s a Neighbourhood Watch group or one specialising in a very specific type of safety, please do get in touch with us. Namola weaves all these separate strands into one strong safety net that can be accessed 24/7 at the press of one simple button.
– Pete (CEO, Namola)