Critical Mass: The Omnilert Blog

Ara Bagdasarian

Continuing from last week’s post, introducing the Crisis Communication Continuum, we move onto the first step: Before Preparations before an incident occurs is the most important aspect of the Continuum. Proper planning and preparation ensures a concise response that helps manage the adrenaline and stress that inevitably accompanies an emergency. 1. Review Best Practices What can you learn from th …

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Ara Bagdasarian

Communicating with the masses has been a fundamental challenge humans have grappled with since the dawn of existence. As time progressed, the ingenuity of man yielded advancements in the ability to communicate with their tribes, villages, and communities. From the smoke signal to mass emergency notification systems, this evolution has produced infinite capabilities to communicate almost instantly …

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Omnilert

The ‘seven questions’ series highlights the experiences of practitioners and thought-leaders in the field of Emergency Management & Response. This latest installment of the ‘seven questions’ series is a brief interview with Mark Branham from the Banner University Medical Center Tucson (BUMCT). Omnilert: Tell us a bit about yourself- your background, current career initiatives, etc. Mark:  I ha …

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Katherine Chalmers

Andrew Warner, host of the wildly popular Mixergy podcast, loves to talk to entrepreneurs about how they started their companies. His interviews are legend. Always exceedingly well-prepared, he peppers guests with tough questions, diving deep to uncover the essence of what makes each company unique and the insights other entrepreneurs can apply to growing their own business. Ara Bagdasarian, Omnil …

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Omnilert

The ‘seven questions’ series highlights the experiences of practitioners and thought-leaders in the field of Emergency Management & Response. This latest installment of the ‘seven questions’ series is a brief interview with Robert Eubanks CMSP/CSM, owner of Creative Safety Consulting (CSC). CSC  is a small, hard-working consultant business based in the southeastern United States. Established i …

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David Wade

You’re invited! Please join us on Monday, April 20 at 1:15pm, at next week’s ACUTA conference for Omnilert CEO Ara Bagdasarian’s informative talk. The Crisis Continuum: The new perspective on mass notification technology. Learn about how this framework offers a holistic model on what impacts emergency notifications- before, during, and after an incident occurs. If you’re attending the conference b …

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Ara Bagdasarian

There is a rapidly approaching twister forming just minutes away and you need to notify your community to seek shelter… NOW. Security cameras confirm that there is an active shooter in the lobby and it is imperative to warn the campus to lock-down for safety. Over the years, we have helped countless numbers of Administrators who call to initiate an emergency notification while frantically fueled …

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Scott Howard

Preparing and rolling out a communication plan is an often thankless, always difficult job. It’s one of those tough jobs that sounds so simple, but it’s not simple at all. It just looks “too easy” when it’s done right. When you’re doing your job right, nobody notices you and that’s a good thing. In a crisis, your organization’s response (and how that response is perceived) largely depends on how y …

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Omnilert

The ‘seven questions’ series highlights the experiences of practitioners and thought-leaders in the field of Emergency Management & Response. Omnilert is excited to launch this new series of blog posts by interviewing Captain Lawrence Wright, the Assistant Director of Public Safety at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). Captain Wright had an important role to play in last week’s p …

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David Wade

An emergency can strike a campus at any time.  Whether it’s a man made event, a natural disaster, or a simple accident that evolves into something much larger, school administrations must be ready to respond quickly.  Pre-planning is a critical stage of the Crisis Continuum. Fortunately, schools can effectively prepare for many types of emergencies long before a crisis occurs. After identifying yo …

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