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Mayday Safety was designed by special operations veterans who saw a need for some of the advanced tracking and communications tools from the battlefield back home.
Ryan Cleckner and James West are the founders. Ryan is a former special operations sniper, attorney, and best-selling author and James is a healthcare executive. Kyle Lamb, a key contributor, is a retired special operations soldier, world-famous military/police trainer, and owner of VikingTactics.
Special Ops (Delta, SEALs, Rangers, PJs) have “blue-force trackers” that help them identify where their team mates are and help them to determine who needs help (and where).
Mayday Safety is a solution that allows smartphone users to send alerts to those nearby with precise location information.
The system involves a free app (available on iTunes now, android is coming soon) that allows individuals and families to take control of their own safety.
Family members can see exactly where their family members are – worldwide!
Contrary to popular belief, 911 does not know your precise location the majority of the time. The FCC has said that up to 10,000 lives a year could be saved in America with a solution for more accurate location information. Mayday Safety is that solution.
Organizations (businesses, schools, churches, etc.) can sign up for a Mayday Pro account where they will have access to a dashboard that allows them to manage emergencies in their locations and have clear communication.
For example, teachers can receive a “lock-down” alert during a school shooting and, unlike other alerts systems, the teachers can push information back up to leadership with their status.
First responders can then see on a map who needs help and who is safe.