Stephen Owens, a Hesston Fire Department Captain, is one of the creative minds behind Page-Out, a revolutionary new app that allows volunteer fire departments to know, at all times, how many volunteers are available to respond to an emergency.
According to Owens, volunteers using the app can sign in and out of availability with the push of a button. Owens said speed and simplicity were the keys to Page-Out.
“It’s an on call availability and it’s as simple to use as you can imagine. It’s pushing the app and the page in and page out button. You’ve accomplished the entire thing. We wanted this to update everyone within that network faster than a text, and it does. It updates everyone on that network faster than a text message,” said Owens.
Page-Out has been in the testing phase for several months and celebrated an official launch party on Friday, Sept. 9.
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