The answer is yes. Every organization is required to have a crisis communications & action plan. The first minute of an emergency is the most important. There is no second chance to get the first minute right. That is why it is essential to plan and prepare in advance and be ready to execute your communications plan for any and all emergency situations.
We all strive for perfection. It’s human nature. In almost all cases, perfection is impossible. However, being precise is very possible. In the case of sending an emergency notification to your organization, precision is critical. You want your emergency notification to be as clear and concise as possible. When an emergency situation does happen, you need to ensure that the correct people are reached in as many ways as possible.
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 his tribes, villages, and communities.
Many of us can still remember the shock and horror that went through our bodies when we heard about the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999. While the Columbine attack was almost 20 years ago, the mass shooting at the Sandy school in Connecticut, which killed 20 6- and 7-year-old students and six adults, just passed its five-year mark in December.
Omnilert continues to lead the mass notification industry with the announcement of the latest critical communications platform release, Omnilert 6. Available immediately, Omnilert 6 enables greater automation, scalability, and integration with your organization’s emergency action and response plans. This release marks the next critical step in the evolution of the industry.
As recognized by the Jeanne Clery Act, emergencies on college campuses span from active shooters to bad weather to political protests. While the Clery Act is best known for requiring immediate emergency notifications, it actually goes much further by establishing a baseline for each institution’s immediate emergency response and evacuation procedures, including the use of electronic and cellular communication. With the framework of the Clery Act and modern technologies, true preparedness and the ability to quickly respond is now possible.