AirFlare the Safety and Rescue Solution
AirFlare aims to revolutionize outdoor safety by turning the only radio that almost everyone carries–their smartphone–into a uniquely powerful rescue tool. AirFlare’s innovative technology leverages the modern phone’s hardware turning it into a rescue solution that has powerful in-cell-service and out-of-cell service capabilities, dramatically accelerating searches, improving outcomes, and keeping personnel safer in the process!
AirFlare was started after our founders’ friend took a bad fall on a solo climb. He had a Personal Locator Beacon with him but was unable to press the SOS button. The recovery effort that followed inspired the development of AirFlare. A passive rescue technology that can be used to locate subjects quickly without them even needing to push that button. It was also important that this technology be widely accessible and affordable.
A Lost Adventurer’s phone’s GPS coordinates are returned to a Search Team when they become the subject of a Search.
OUT-OF-CELL-SERVICE DECTECTION WITH LOCATION CAPTURE
Deployed when Location Return does not return a subject’s coordinates (e.g. out of cell service). Enables a Search Team to
deploy technology in the field to search for a specific phone belonging to a specific Lost Adventurer. The Lost Adventurer’s phone’s GPS coordinates are returned to a Search Team when a Detector comes within range.
Ability for a search team to send a location request via text to a mobile phone with or without AirFlare installed. Upon
receipt and approval, the phone automatically sends its GPS coordinates back to the search team.
Ability for an AirFlare user to request the location of another AirFlare user (example a friend or family member) with preapproved permissions.
An Adventurer can automatically pull their phone’s GPS coordinates into a text message and send to 911 or an emergency
A call came into dispatch during Powder Mountain Patrol’s AirFlare onboarding training. The injured skier, with a suspected broken jaw, was confused about their location. Dispatch sent an AirFlare Location Request text to the skier. Their coordinates were successfully returned, and it was revealed that the skier was 1 mile from their originally suspected location. After receiving accurate coordinates, Patrol was able to be deployed to the exact location of the injured skier. ~ Powder Mountain Ski Resort, UT
“Jay Peak Ski Patrol concluded another successful search yesterday. Three young customers ventured beyond the resort boundary. AirFlare was used successfully to determine their location, and with some coaching, by phone the group was able to struggle back to the base area under their own power.” ~ Dave Marchand, Ski Patrol Director, Jay Peak Resort, VT
“I wanted to reach out to you and let you know how stoked we are on Airflare and share another success story from this week. On Sunday we had two guests duck a rope and exit the resort on our backside. This unfortunately happens at least once or twice a season. Most times it results in an extended search including our local SAR group and often goes well into the night. We were able to use AirFlare and direct them to a place where our patrol met them and got them down the hill, within a matter of an hour.” ~ Wolfe Ashcraft, VP Resort Operations, Tamarack Resort, ID
“We’re offering the following to the next 20 resorts to come on board with us for summer ops, winter ops or both!”
⬡ AirFlare’s technology is FREE to the resort and patrol
⬡ FREE AirFlare membership offered to all Season Pass Holders
⬡ FREE AirFlare membership offered to all Resort Staff
⬡ 6 month FREE trial and 1/2 off ($4.99 annual subscription) for life to Resort Guests