We want to see BART in action!

Do you have photos or videos of your Brigade or Unit using BART?

We’re looking for all types of media that shows you using the BART app, System Management and particularly those who have the Station Platform up on the wall; we’d like to see it all!

We want to use this material to help promote BART, so please make sure you do it without identifying your Brigade/Unit or without the permission of anyone you’ve filmed.

We can’t wait to see what you send through!

Please send all media to: bartreg@emerg.com.au

For large images and videos (over 10MB in size), please upload via www.dropbox.com

or

Upload via our Emerg FTP service:

ftp://bart:bartFTP2015@203.30.109.200/

(Copy and paste the code above into a new window on your desktop)

Has BART helped to improve turnout times? Survey says, ‘Yes’!

Our early analysis shows very compelling results, with over 50% of respondents indicating that BART helped to improve turnout times by 1 – 10 Minutes & that BART has increased the number of members that turn out to an incident.

We’ve released some great new features in the Station Platform over the last few weeks and you have even more to look forward to in the coming weeks, with some great new features on their way that you’re going to love.

There’s also an exciting new addition to our website which enables you to see the locations of the over 1000+ groups now using BART.

http://www.bart.emerg.com.au/user-map

A sincere thank you to members of the BART community for providing responses to our Survey, the results are outstanding and as always – Thanks for your continued support.

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Text to Voice for BART’s Station Platform!

If you login/refresh Station Platform you’ll find a new option, we’ve now added the Voice over that will read out the message when it arrives, message can be continuously replayed by increasing the loop time in settings. This was another great feature that’s been heavily requested by BART members and we’re glad we could deliver.

We’re also have plenty of new members coming on board!

Congratulations to Philip from Yea CFA!

Philip is our fourth winner in our BART ‘Signup & Win’ competition. By signing up our 11,500th member to BART, Philip has won 200 SMS credits for his brigade and $100 in cash.
We now have over 11,500 users and 1081 groups using BART.

Give your team the best chance of winning by making sure that everyone has been signed up to BART.

We need your Feedback!

Dear BART Members,

As volunteers and emergency personnel, you deserve the best ‘situational awareness communication’ support in protecting people and property in your community.

We need your help! We’re looking for feedback on how you are using BART, and what impact it has made within your respective teams.

By filling out this short survey you’re not only helping us to make your product even better, but helping to make sure BART continues to stay free for all volunteers and support emergency personnel across Victoria.

Take the BART survey


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BART Auto-print

Do you use the BART Station Platform at your headquarters?
We’ve added a brand new feature to make BART work better for your team!

We’d like to introduce you to: the BART Station Platform ‘auto-print’ beta update. After following the instructions in our guide, you can set your Station Platform to automatically print out alerts as soon as they come in.

Download the guide here:
http://bart.emerg.com.au/BART-AutoPrint-Guide.pdf

(Don’t forget to refresh your Station Platform page to make sure the update takes place!)

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We have our 11,000th member!

Congratulations to Mathew from Goornong CFA!

Mathew is our third winner in our BART ‘Signup & Win’ competition. By signing up our 11,000th member to BART, Mathew has won 200 SMS credits for his brigade and $100 in cash.

We now have 11,000 users and 1036 groups using BART.

Give your team the best chance of winning by making sure that everyone has been signed up to BART.

Need a hand with adding new members?

We’ve created this guide to help you with the system basics:
www.bart.emerg.com.au/BART-SystemManagementGuide_v01.pdf

If you love BART, then you’ll really love CooWee!

We thought you might be interested in watching our new CooWee video.
We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!

CooWee is an everyday communication platform that can instantly scale into an emergency management system.
By automating communication streams and actions performed through your organisation, CooWee brings your teams closer, maximizes productivity and increases safety.

If you love BART, then you’ll really love CooWee!

We love giving demos, so if you know of anyone who might be interested in learning how CooWee can benefit their organisation please share!

www.coowee.emerg.com.au

Announcing our second winner…


Congratulations to Stephen from Moorabbin SES!

Stephen is our second winner in our BART ‘Signup & Win’ competition. By signing up our 10,500th member to BART, Stephen has won 200 SMS credits for his unit and $100 in cash.

Are you a BART administrator?
Give your team the best chance of winning by making sure that everyone has been signed up to BART.

Need a hand with adding new members?
We’ve created this guide to help you with the system basics:
www.bart.emerg.com.au/BART-SystemManagementGuide_v01.pdf

Latest BART news

The popularity and support for the BART system has been amazing, where memberships have grown to over 10,660 individual users across 960 different groups.

These groups are predominately made up of 761 CFA Brigades and 111 SES Units, however we also have groups from Ambulance Victoria, Australian Volunteer Coast Guard and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

The ability to Attend/Decline & Acknowledge incidents, has results in a wealth of metrics allowing us to see statistics based on this data. In December alone there were over 37k uses of the attendees functionality.

If you’re interested in learning about BART’s usage across Victoria, check out the graphs below:

Huge BART update for SES, CFA, Coast Guard and AmbulanceWe have a HUGE update for our BART users this time around, with a bunch of helpful features:

User-defined Tones
We’ve had a heap of requests from people wanting to change their ‘Alert’ and ‘Admin’ tones, so now we’ve added the option to choose your own from a list of different sounds.

Push Notifications
We occasionally get inquiries from people who are having issues with receiving push notifications. You can now check straight away from within the app to make sure your phone is set up correctly.

App Messaging
On request, we can set you up to send messages from within the app. If this is something you’re interested in, please send a request through to bartreg@emerg.com.au

Chat Messages
You can choose which group you would like to send chat messages to.

Directions
Enable turn-by-turn directions with a single button within the mapping interface.

Just a couple of last things…

If you’ve forgotten your password please use the ‘Forgotten Password’ facility here:
http://bart.emerg.com.au/administration/Login/Live_Feed_Login.aspx

With well over ten thousand users and 930 separate groups, your growing support for BART has been amazing. We would like to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU!

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