Frequently Asked Questions
There are a couple of reasons Rescu can be faster than calling 9-1-1. First, Rescu uses a UL-certified, 5-Diamond rated central station that communicates directly with the emergency services that have jurisdiction in your specific address location. This bypasses the step of the 9-1-1 operator and quickly gets your information to the services you need. Second, your information is stored in Rescu such as phone number, address, name. In cases where speaking is not possible, impractical, or dangerous, Rescu immediately dispatches the appropriate emergency services to your address.
When you select the dispatch type and press the “SEND ALERT” button, that dispatch signal is sent directly to our commercial central station – the same UL certified, 5-Diamond rated central station that provides service to thousands of commercial and residential alarm systems. Your dispatch signal is immediately processed and the appropriate emergency services (Ambulance, Fire or Police) are sent to the address you set up in your Rescu mobile app.
It is common for emergency services to respond with ambulance and fire trucks. However, you can easily dispatch fire services and then dispatch ambulance within Rescu. Our central station will receive and process both dispatch requests.
Rescu 2.1 introduces two subscription options. The first subscription has no annual fee. This includes ambulance dispatch service and one dispatch address. The second subscription option, Rescu Prime, is $60/year, includes ambulance, fire and police dispatch services, and allows up to four dispatch addresses.
You can cancel a dispatch in one of two ways – depending on whether you have pressed the “SEND ALERT” button or not. If you have not yet pressed the “SEND ALERT” button, you can simply press the CANCEL button at the bottom of the dispatch selector in the center of your screen. If you have already sent the alert, you can speak to a live operator at our central station and request a cancellation by tapping the “CALL TO ADD
INFO OR TO CANCEL ALERT” button on the following screen.
Yes. Rescu’s dispatch center (the Central Station) is recognized by Underwriter’s Laboratories (U.L.) as the highest classification for safety and security standards. Insurance providers acknowledge our U.L. compliance, and will usually provide a 20% discount on your homeowner’s insurance policy.
It is important to us that Rescu users are familiar with their Rescu app. During an emergency is not the time to familiarize yourself with Rescu. We feel it is important to learn Rescu during a “safe” period, after which Rescu is fully functional. During the test period, you may use all of Rescu’s features without fear of accidentally dispatching emergency services. Of course, users can put Rescu into Test Mode at any time to review features and test their app.
Rescu ambulance dispatch is now free to anyone. In keeping with our Mission Statement, we want every single person to have immediate access to lifesaving services through Rescu. No Ads. No expiration. Just safety.
For those who want added protection of Police and Fire dispatch, they can simply upgrade to Rescu Prime at just $60 per year.
At this time, Rescu does not have a GPS or mobile location feature. We encourage users to immediately dial 9-1-1 if they need assistance away from their dispatch address. The power of Rescu is the ability to dispatch help to pre-specified addresses.
Unless you hit the SWITCH USER button in the MENU, your account will remain logged in. If you logged out and do not remember your password to log back in, you can press on the FORGOT PASSWORD link on the sign-in screen to reset your password.
Rescu sends the appropriate emergency services to any of the addresses you have set up in your Rescu app (Menu->Account->Dispatch Addresses). You can be anywhere and Rescu will still get help to your configured address.
For example: If you have your home in Dallas, TX set up in Rescu but happen to be traveling to Chicago, IL you can still send emergency services to your home by selecting your home address in Rescu and pressing the appropriate emergency dispatch button.
(Note: Rescu provides emergency service dispatch to US addresses only).