Volunteers Respond to Arkansas Disaster Using Fulcrum Technology - 01/07/2019


In response to the current Arkansas river flooding and recent tornadoes, AR-UMC volunteers in mission and disaster recovery are using the Fulcrum Community platform, a no-cost, short-term crowdsourced data collection solution created by Spatial Networks. The Fulcrum platform allows volunteer teams and organizations to transform their paper forms into mobile apps that can be used on any mobile device. Volunteer organizations can remotely capture and collect critical information and allow real-time or near real-time communication between team members – even in areas with no cellular or internet service.

The state of Arkansas is recovering from heavy flooding along the Arkansas River and tornadoes that hit Jefferson, Sebastian, Boone and Marion counties within the last few weeks. Teams will have the ability to communicate in real-time which prevents duplication in property visits and faster recoveries in the areas hardest hit. Most importantly, teams will be able to secure families and personal property and relocate families into safer housing smarter and faster.

Fulcrum is a cloud-based mobile data collection platform that enables organizations to work faster, improve communication, and gain valuable insights into field operations. Used as a standalone location-based data collection platform or integrated with existing services such as GIS and asset management systems, the platform provides ground truth that puts data into actionable, meaningful context. More than 121,000 users across 51,700 organizations in 180 countries have collected over 147 million survey records with Fulcrum.

For more information, visit fulcrumapp.com/community.

Last updated: 08/07/2019