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Automating Emergency Notifications: A Scenario-Based Approach

How can you reduce that critical period of time - from recognizing an actionable incident to initiating a comprehensive set of response actions? How can you ensure that the right people receive the right information in a matter of minutes - or even seconds? Automation. In this article, published in the most recent Critical Mass Magazine, we explain how adopting an automated, scenario-based approach can help improve the efficiency of your response plans. 

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ENS Implementation & Management, Selecting the Right ENS, Emergency Planning & Preparation, Automating Emergency Notifications

Juliet Hulse

By the Numbers: Emergency Notification Industry Survey

According to Critical Mass magazine’s September 2017 survey, emergency notification system administrators are looking towards the world of automation to extend their organizations’ reach for emergency notification, action, and response. The results indicate that although text, email, and voice call notifications still dominate implementations - organizations are working towards evolving into a more sophisticated and automated scenario-based approach.  

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Emergency Communications & Notifications, Automating Emergency Notifications

Juliet Hulse

Interview: Police Chief on Emergency Preparedness at Buffalo State College

In this Q&A, originally published in the 2018 Critical Mass Magazine, Chief Peter Carey discusses how Buffalo State College coordinates emergency preparedness, notification, and response throughout the entire campus community. Carey is Campus Safety Magazine’s 2017 Campus Safety Director of the Year for Higher Education.  

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Critical Insights, Expert Q&A, ENS Implementation & Management, Emergency Planning & Preparation, Automating Emergency Notifications

Juliet Hulse

Announcing 2018 Critical Mass Magazine - Automating Emergency Notifications

We are very excited to share the 2018 volume of Critical Mass Magazine: Automating Emergency Notifications.  

 

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Critical Insights, ENS Implementation & Management, Selecting the Right ENS, Emergency Planning & Preparation, Automating Emergency Notifications

Frank McCathran

Using a Pre-Defined Series of Actions to Mitigate Risk

We hope emergencies never happen. With the increasing instances of violence in the workplace, environmental disasters, and terrorism, corporations are being challenged to minimize the associated impacts to operations and lives. Unfortunately, the reality is they will arise at any time. Preparing for potentially disastrous events cannot be left to an ad hoc management approach to risk. The question is how can organizations mitigate risk when they do arise?

 

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Critical Insights, Emergency Communications & Notifications, ENS Implementation & Management, Selecting the Right ENS, Emergency Planning & Preparation, Automating Emergency Notifications

Frank McCathran

5 reasons to automate emergency notifications today

This is really more than automating just emergency notifications. It is about thinking holistically about what happens when there is an incident and what communications actions occur during that first and most important minute. Notifications are certainly one type of communications action, however so are mobilizing resources and collaborating with your emergency response team. It is about automating a sequence of actions.

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Automating Emergency Notifications

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