First Comprehensive Handheld Anti-Terrorism Planner Released; Combines Best Content From Variety of US and Foreign Anti-Terror Sites and Publications

Mar 25, 2003, 00:00 ET from Stephenson Strategies, Inc. from ,Town Compass, LLC

    MEDFIELD, Mass., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- As terrorism risk increases due
 to war in Iraq, the first comprehensive hand-held program summarizing
 information people need to prepare for and respond to terrorism was released
 today by Stephenson Strategies, Inc. (Medfield, MA) and Town Compass, LLC
 (Seattle).
     The "Terrorism Survival Plan(TM)," could be crucial in a terrorist attack.
 Users can always have it with them to quickly get vital information, without
 needing to consult paper booklets or call officials.  This self-reliance will
 reduce panic and let first-responders concentrate on those most in need.
     Terrorism Survival Plan runs on both Palm OS(R) and Microsoft(R) PocketPC
 2002.  (It is the first new database available on Town Compass' just-released
 DataViewer for PocketPC 2002 version.)
     It is available immediately for download from PocketDirectory.com,
 Handango.com and PalmGear.com.  The two first modules, survival planning and
 response, are priced at $3.95 each, or bundled for $5.95.  Free revisions will
 be issued as new information and threats warrant.  A module on foreign and
 domestic travel precautions will be released later this spring.
     With more than 700 entries, the databases cover essential topics
 including:
 
      --  preparing emergency supply kits and family communication plans
 
      --  alternative plans to evacuate or "shelter in place" depending on the
          threat
 
      --  advice on what to do immediately following a terrorist attack.
 
     They include information sources and emergency contact phone numbers for
 every state.
     The information is displayed on the free Town Compass'(R) DataViewer, a
 patent-pending application organizing and displaying content on handheld
 devices.  DataViewer enables large databases to be navigated on small screens
 in only 3 taps -- vital in a crisis.
     "We've armed handheld users with necessary information they can have and
 hold 24x7 on how to prepare and respond to a terrorist attack.  It might just
 save lives," said Eric Makus, president of Town Compass.
     David Stephenson, principal of Stephenson Strategies, first advocated
 release of this information for handhelds in a Boston Globe op-ed weeks after
 9/11, as part of an overall strategy making the public full partners in
 homeland security.  He has reiterated the call in frequent articles and
 speeches to homeland security conferences since then.  "The Department of
 Homeland Security has so many tasks that the only way to get this information
 into people's hands in time to respond to the current elevated threat level
 was for the private sector to do it," Stephenson said.  "Town Compass, because
 of the DataViewer's elegant interface and because it had already created 10
 Most Wanted Terrorists and Disaster Response databases, was the obvious
 partner."
     Stephenson culled and created terse summaries of information from hundreds
 of pages of publications issued by the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA,
 several state and local governments, government guides in the UK, Japan, and
 Israel, plus other sources.
 
       Contact:
 
       Stephenson Strategies
       W. David Stephenson, (508) 359-5112
 
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SOURCE Stephenson Strategies, Inc.; Town Compass, LLC
    MEDFIELD, Mass., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- As terrorism risk increases due
 to war in Iraq, the first comprehensive hand-held program summarizing
 information people need to prepare for and respond to terrorism was released
 today by Stephenson Strategies, Inc. (Medfield, MA) and Town Compass, LLC
 (Seattle).
     The "Terrorism Survival Plan(TM)," could be crucial in a terrorist attack.
 Users can always have it with them to quickly get vital information, without
 needing to consult paper booklets or call officials.  This self-reliance will
 reduce panic and let first-responders concentrate on those most in need.
     Terrorism Survival Plan runs on both Palm OS(R) and Microsoft(R) PocketPC
 2002.  (It is the first new database available on Town Compass' just-released
 DataViewer for PocketPC 2002 version.)
     It is available immediately for download from PocketDirectory.com,
 Handango.com and PalmGear.com.  The two first modules, survival planning and
 response, are priced at $3.95 each, or bundled for $5.95.  Free revisions will
 be issued as new information and threats warrant.  A module on foreign and
 domestic travel precautions will be released later this spring.
     With more than 700 entries, the databases cover essential topics
 including:
 
      --  preparing emergency supply kits and family communication plans
 
      --  alternative plans to evacuate or "shelter in place" depending on the
          threat
 
      --  advice on what to do immediately following a terrorist attack.
 
     They include information sources and emergency contact phone numbers for
 every state.
     The information is displayed on the free Town Compass'(R) DataViewer, a
 patent-pending application organizing and displaying content on handheld
 devices.  DataViewer enables large databases to be navigated on small screens
 in only 3 taps -- vital in a crisis.
     "We've armed handheld users with necessary information they can have and
 hold 24x7 on how to prepare and respond to a terrorist attack.  It might just
 save lives," said Eric Makus, president of Town Compass.
     David Stephenson, principal of Stephenson Strategies, first advocated
 release of this information for handhelds in a Boston Globe op-ed weeks after
 9/11, as part of an overall strategy making the public full partners in
 homeland security.  He has reiterated the call in frequent articles and
 speeches to homeland security conferences since then.  "The Department of
 Homeland Security has so many tasks that the only way to get this information
 into people's hands in time to respond to the current elevated threat level
 was for the private sector to do it," Stephenson said.  "Town Compass, because
 of the DataViewer's elegant interface and because it had already created 10
 Most Wanted Terrorists and Disaster Response databases, was the obvious
 partner."
     Stephenson culled and created terse summaries of information from hundreds
 of pages of publications issued by the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA,
 several state and local governments, government guides in the UK, Japan, and
 Israel, plus other sources.
 
       Contact:
 
       Stephenson Strategies
       W. David Stephenson, (508) 359-5112
 
     This release was issued through eReleases.com - Your Source for Affordable
 PR.  For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.
 
 SOURCE  Stephenson Strategies, Inc.; Town Compass, LLC