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Failure is not an option. It’s inevitable.

Ara Bagdasarian

 Another clear case for multimodality.

Here’s a topic that can be uncomfortable for some to address, yet is too important to ignore:

Technology will fail.

Networks have outages.
Storms knock down phone lines.
Mobile carriers get overloaded.
Email gets delayed.
Power outages occur.
Cell towers get compromised.
ISPs have routing issues.

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ENS Implementation & Management, Emergency Planning & Preparation

The power of Scenarios… Now also on the Apple Watch

Samantha Leland

There’s an instant rush of adrenaline when someone first realizes that a crisis has started.  The mind races, working to process a stressful situation.  There’s confusion and fear; there’s a lot that needs to be done—and every moment counts.

 

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News & Events, Automating Emergency Notifications

Expert Q&A: Former Baltimore Police Commissioner, Fred Bealefeld

Samantha Leland

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

We had chance to speak with Fred Bealefeld about his in-classroom experience with the March 31, 2014 lockdown at Stevenson University. Fred is a remarkable individual whose 31-year career in law enforcement included serving as Police Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department. Since the start of his tenure as Commissioner in 2007, Fred lead an unprecedented decrease in crime and homicides in the City of Baltimore. Between retirement from the force in 2012 and joining UnderArmour as Chief Security Officer, Fred was a member of the faculty at Stevenson University in Maryland. It was during that time the campus was placed under lockdown when individuals with shotguns were identified near the campus.

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Expert Q&A, Emergency Communications & Notifications

The 3 Most Overlooked Endpoints for Emergency Notification

Scott Howard

It’s safe to say that three technologies have emerged to be the most commonly used for emergency notifications: SMS (text messages), email, and old-fashioned voice phone calls. Just about every notification plan now includes some combination of these three endpoints.

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Emergency Communications & Notifications

Expert Q&A: Country Security Manager Bryan Ayers from GE-Alstom Power

Samantha Leland

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

Bryan Ayers is the Country Security Manager for GE-Alstom Power. 

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Expert Q&A, ENS Implementation & Management, Emergency Planning & Preparation

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