ALERT

ALERT is a NGO (ESTD:2006) that works towards a better emergency response ecosystem in India to save lives. ALERT is driven by the goal given to them by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam – “To train one in every family in emergency care

Training
Collaboration
Policies
alert VoICE
Global VoICE Ambassdors
ALERT Being Awards
ALERTATHON
Social Initiatives

ALERT has trained over 1.3L+ people from various walks of life such as corporate employees, students, homemakers, police, fisherman, shopkeepers, auto-rickshaw and cab drivers, etc. over 80% of the training is delivered for free.

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ALERT has collaborated with Gov. of India, World Health Organisation, Gov. of Tamilnadu, Gov. of Karnataka, IIT Madras, Indian Medical Association, Apollo Hospitals, Tata Trusts, etc for research and capacity building in emergency response management.

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ALERT actively engages in policy influencing at state and national levels to bring about favourable policies in this space such as the ‘Good Samaritan Act’ and works towards the last-mile delivery of it, with the stakeholders of the emergency care ecosystem such as hospitals, enforcement, and judiciary.

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VoICE (Volunteer in Case of Emergency) is a community-driven tech-based voluntary first responders network (UBER like) mobile application that allows anyone to push a single button to alert the nearest VoICE volunteer to rush to the spot of an accident or to respond to an emergency.  The VoICE program is recognized as India’s first and rated amongst the top 120 social initiatives to watch for in Asia by NUS (National University of Singapore).In collaboration with Apollo Hospitals, about 500+ trained individuals / VoICE’s have been inducted onto the network.

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The ALERT VoICE Ambassadors are not only trained first-responders (trained in first-aid & CPR procedures) but also have a voice in their community and their circle of influence. They bring in their charisma & leadership skills and act as an ambassador to create messages to inspire people, manage by actively organizing & executing events, empower by becoming messengers/trainers to build awareness within their connected community and influence by being the ambassador of the cause, touch more lives & save more lives.

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ALERT Being Awards were instituted by us to honor heroes in our world who saved or preserved lives, regardless of whether they’re individuals or institutions. Since 2016, the annual awards were conferred upon nominations carefully chosen by distinguished members of our jury. In the last four years, more than 40 people have been awarded for going beyond their call of duty.

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ALERTATHON is the signature fitness-oriented annual awareness and fundraiser event organized with the theme “Save Lives”.

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The volunteers at ALERT engage in performing various road shows, flash mobs, puppet shows at schools and participate as first responders at various marathon/sports events. ‘அந்த Moment’ is a talk-show that brings out experiences of people who have handled emergency situations to save lives. [email protected] is a programme specifically designed to educate school children. 

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ALERTATHON

With 5 editions to its credit, ALERTATHON is one of the most popular running events in Chennai, India.  ALERTATHON aims to bring greater awareness to the importance of first aid and emergency care in daily life through easily accessible sporting events.

ALERTATHON attracts both regular runners and newbies, introducing the latter to the sport and encouraging them to take up fitness as a daily committment.

More than 10,000 enthusiastic runners, comprised of families, friends, corporate teams, and volunteers have participated in the ALERTATHON. While the event focuses on sports, each participant is educated about our cause and has the opportunity to participate in our wide range of first-aid and emergency care program. In turn, they become further empowered to save lives!