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After the Storm: Start Preparing for the Next, Today

When news outlets assign silly names to serious winter storms—Snowpocalypse. Snowmaggeddon. Snowzilla, and the like—it diminishes the true dangers of weather-related events like this January’s storm Jonas.

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VA Representative Comstock learns emergency communications

Omnilert, the pioneer in mass emergency notification systems, was recently host to Virginia’s 10th District Representative Barbara Comstock, providing her with a view into the latest advances in critical communications technology. Omnilert created the first emergency notification system for schools, e2Campus, and has pioneered multimodal mass notification technologies for more than a decade.

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How mixing leisure and play is improving corporate communication

TechCrunch recently reported that Facebook is working on a new work-specific version of its social media outlet, marking a growing trend in company-wide in communications.

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Expert Q&A: Banner University Medical Center

The ‘Expert Q&A’ series highlights the experiences of practitioners and thought-leaders in the field of Emergency Management, Communication, & Response.

 

This latest installment of the 'Expert Q&A' series is a brief interview with Mark Branham from the Banner University Medical Center Tucson (BUMCT).

 

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Omnilert Co-founder Ara Bagdasarian tells all on Mixergy

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.

 

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Expert Q&A: Captain Lawrence Wright from the University of Maryland

The ‘Expert Q&A’ series highlights the experiences of practitioners and thought-leaders in the field of Emergency Management, Communications, & 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).

 

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Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness Guide - During

No organization wants to think about the day that an emergency might happen at their facilities, especially an active shooter crisis, but it is something that each organization must prepare. Not only is mass emergency preparation a legal obligation, but most would argue that it is a moral one. You want to keep your people informed and out of harm’s way. If there’s an emergency, people expect to be notified and provided the guidance to remain safe. There are many alerts that we have grown accustomed to receiving such as weather alerts, Amber or Silver Alerts, or even local emergency alerts. So, if there’s an active shooter emergency in the vicinity, people expect to be alerted in a similar fashion.

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Juliet Hulse 

Triggering Severe Weather Safety Notifications Through Omnilert Scenarios

Severe weather can happen at any time. Depending on the season and your location, weather threats can range from thunderstorms and tornadic activity to hurricanes, Nor’easters, or even a wintry mix. Having emergency communication plans and an automated method of distributing said communications in place helps ensure you and the people you are responsible for are kept safe and informed during severe weather season - no matter which season.

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Andy Hausman 

Off-Campus Timely Warnings - An Explanation

Of all the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act college and university communities most frequently associate it with the timely warning. As an original part of the 1990 law timely warnings have fundamentally changed how students and employees learn about campus crime in a way that is now firmly enshrined in their cultures as it is what they most frequently see.

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