|The Photos tab allows PulsePoint users to view incident, event, station, apparatus, and other photos that your agency chooses to share. While implementing the photo sharing capability is not mandatory for implementation, broader distribution of organization photos may increase community awareness around the critical work performed by public safety agencies. Such knowledge may cultivate public support and increase civic engagement and participation in the Chain of Survival. When users navigate between agencies, the content of the Photos tab changes right along with the incident displays, streaming radio feeds and alerts, to align with the current selection.
Agencies implementing PulsePoint for their communities can enable photo sharing in two simple steps:
Setting Up Photos In Your flickr Account
PulsePoint uses the flickr online photo storage and sharing service to manage the photos on this tab.
|The photos contained in the flickr screen below were assembled into a set named “Vehicle Accident – Bollinger Canyon” for use in the Photos tab above.|
|Updating Your Agency Registration Information
Once you have successfully set up and configured your photos, the only remaining step is to add this information to your Agency Registration Information on the PulsePoint web site. You do this by logging on to your PulsePoint administration page (under the Developers menu on the PulsePoint home page) and scrolling down to the section titled “Include Optional Features.” In this section you enter the screen name of your flickr account (not the username) and check the box title Photo Gallery Functionality. Once you save your changes, photo sharing will be automatically enabled for your user community.Enable Photo Gallery Functionality in the Agency Profile screen and enter your flickr screen name.