Omnilert, the leading provider of interactive mass communications and emergency notifications for mid-sized organizations, today announced over 100 new customers signing up with their Amerilert service in the past year. New customers include DuPont, Philips Medical Systems, and Wood-Mode, Inc. The company made the announcement during the 2013 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Expo in Chicago, June 16-19. Live demonstrations of Amerilert and other Omnilert services can be seen at booth #4331.
Recent natural disasters throughout the country have put many municipalities on edge, and a large number of them are responding by taking a long, hard look at their emergency preparedness and crisis communications systems. These efforts take many forms, but the vast majority of officials agree that a strong plan, clear guidelines and open communication are necessary for preventing and responding to disasters.
UMES conducted a full-scale exercise to help the school better prepare for an actual emergency and comply with recent updates to the Clery Act. UMES recommends a “crawl, walk, run” approach to testing the university’s emergency response plans, with the full-scale exercise representing the “run” phase. The in-depth video examines the benefits and considerations when conducting a full-scale exercise of an emergency on campus.
Proper disaster preparedness is about much more than giving emergency officials the tools they need. To be truly effective at preventing and responding to a disaster, communities must create emergency protocols and work to explain them carefully to residents. Additionally, officials must be sure that they have the right crisis communications systems in place to facilitate communication and help officials, business owners, school administrators and residents share crucial information about the unfolding event.